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    Sale 7619

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    21 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 241

    Sam Francis (1923-1994)

    Sriel Coral Free II

    Price Realised  


    Sam Francis (1923-1994)
    Sriel Coral Free II
    signed and dated 'Sam Francis 1971' and with the Sam Francis Estate Stamp (on the reverse); numbered twice 'SFP71-5' (on the overlap) and numbered 'SFP71-5' (on the stretcher)
    acrylic on canvas
    84 x 72in. (213.3 x 182.9cm.)
    Painted in 1971

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    My starting point
    Has no dimension

    Neither in time
    Neither in colour
    Or death
    But is a unified
    Even wave with intensity

    -Sam Francis

    This work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné edited by Debra Burchett-Lere and published by the University of California Press, and is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive number SFP71-5.

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    The Estate of Sam Francis.
    Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Paris, Galerie Fournier, Sam Francis, June-July 1973.
    Saint Paul de Vence, Guy Pieters Gallery, Sam Francis, July-August 2003 (illustrated on the cover)