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    Sale 7619

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    21 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 242

    Sam Francis (1923-1994)

    Untitled (SF81-051)

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    Sam Francis (1923-1994)
    Untitled (SF81-051)
    signed and dated 'Sam Francis 1981' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on paper
    22 1/8 x 30in. (56.1 x 76.3cm.)
    Executed in Los Angeles in 1981

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    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 SF81-051.

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    Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles (acquired directly from the artist in 1993).
    Marisa del Rey Gallery, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Toyama, Museum of Modern Art, Sam Francis, March-April 1989 (illustrated in colour, p. 39). This exhibition later travelled to Karuizawa, Museum of Modern Art Seibu Takanawa; Shiga, Museum of Modern Art; Kurashiki, Ohara Museum of Art and Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum.