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    Sale 2167

    Post War and Contemporary Evening Sale

    13 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 4

    Sam Francis (1923-1994)

    Blue and Yellow

    Price Realised  

    Sam Francis (1923-1994)
    Blue and Yellow
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Sam Francis '54 Paris' (on the reverse)
    watercolor on paper
    29¾ x 22 in. (75.5 x 56 cm.)
    Painted in 1954.


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis catalogue raisonné by Debra Burchett-Lere and published by the University of California Press, Berkeley and is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive number SF53-018.


    Provenance

    Gift of the artist to the present owner 1967


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BETTY FREEMAN


    Exhibited

    Houston, Museum of Fine Arts and Berkeley, University Art Museum, Sam Francis: A Retrospective Exhibition, October 1967-February 1968, no. 45.
    Basel, Kunsthalle; Karlsruhe, Bädischer Kunstverein and Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Sam Francis, April-August 1968, no. 26.
    Paris, Centre national d'art contemporain, Sam Francis: Exposition, December 1968-January 1969, no. 22.