• First Open | Post-War and Cont auction at Christies

    Sale 12724

    First Open | Post-War and Contemporary Art | London

    29 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 132

    Sam Francis (1923-1994)


    Price Realised  

    Sam Francis (1923-1994)
    stamped with the artist’s signature and with the Estate of Sam Francis stamp (on the reverse)
    acrylic and paper collage on card
    20 ½ x 13 3/8in. (52 x 34cm.)
    Executed in 1990

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    ‘Manner, gesture, sound, line, and color – in these we have a primitive, pure, and direct means of expression’
    (S. Francis, quoted in Sam Francis: Monotype Prints and Other Works, Tokyo 1990, unpaged).


    Private Collection.
    Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam (acquired from the above in 2005).
    Private Collection, Italy.
    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 15 October 2010, lot 335.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Amsterdam, Galerie Delaive, Sam Francis; The Unknown Works from the 1990s, 2005 (illustrated in colour, p. 62).

    Post Lot Text

    This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF90-289 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation