Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is provenance?

What is provenance?

It means chronology of ownership, location or custody of an artwork. The reason for tracing an object's provenance is to provide circumstantial and contextual evidence of its original discovery or production by establishing of its ownership, places of storage and custody. Experts opinions, comparative techniques and scientific test results may be used to achieve this. 

Plastic

Plastic is a material consisting of synthetic or organic compounds which can be used to mold into objects. Plastics became an artwork medium in the 20th century. Plastics can be cut into shapes to make new objects, assembled in various ways, and painted with acrylics.

Etching and Aquatint

Etching and Aquatint are terms related to printing. An Aquatint has the master printing plate etched with microscopic pits and cracks to produce unlimited gradations in tone. This helps to re-create the broad and flat tints seen in watercolor drawings and ink washes.

Superflat

Art movement founded by Takashi Murakami and is greatly influenced by anime and manga. The term is used to refer to the flattened forms in the Japanese animation, graphic art, fine arts and pop culture as well as the shallow nature of Japanese culture. It is an art movement that is self proclaimed and regarded as post modern.

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