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    Sale 2089

    Open House

    14 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 32

    Sam Francis (1923-1994)


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    Sam Francis (1923-1994)
    signed and dated 'Sam Francis 1965 Los Angeles' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on paper
    22½ x 30 in. (57.2 x 76.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1965.

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    This work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné edited by Debra Burchett-Lere and is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive number SF65-080.


    Acquired from the artist's estate by the present owner


    New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Sam Francis, February-March 1967, no. 44 (listed; not illustrated).
    Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art; Sam Francis Works on Paper: A Survey 1948-1979, September-October 1979.
    Sapporo, Sapporo American Center; Fukuoka, Fukuoka City Museum of Art; Osaka, Osaka American Center; Manila, Thomas Jefferson Cultural Center; Manila, Gallery of Cultural Center of the Philippines; Taipei, American Institute in Taiwan; Kaohsiung, American Institute in Taiwan; Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Centre; Seoul, American Center; Taegu, American Center; Pusan, American Center and Kwangjn, American Center; Sam Francis Works on Paper, June 1980-June 1981.