• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7835

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    12 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 215

    SAM FRANCIS (1923-1994)

    UNTITLED (SFP86-54)

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    SAM FRANCIS (1923-1994)
    UNTITLED (SFP86-54)
    SIGNED AND DATED 'SAM FRANCIS 1986' (ON THE REVERSE)
    ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
    48 X 132IN. (122 X 335.5CM.)
    PAINTED IN 1986


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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 SFP86-54.


    ACCORDING TO THE SAM FRANCIS ESTATE IT WAS THE ARTIST'S INTENT THAT THIS WORK CAN BE EXHIBITED EITHER VERTICALLY OR HORIZONTALLY.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    THE ESTATE OF SAM FRANCIS, CALIFORNIA.
    ACQUIRED FROM THE ABOVE BY THE PRESENT OWNER.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Exhibited

    LOS ANGELES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, FREDERICK WIGHT ART GALLERY, VISIONS OF INNER SPACE. GESTURAL PAINTING IN MODERN AMERICAN ART, DECEMBER 1987-JANUARY 1988. THIS EXHIBITION LATER TRAVALLED TO NEW DELHI, NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, MARCH-APRIL 1988.
    AMSTERDAM, GALERIE DELAIVE, SAM FRANCIS, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1999 (ILLUSTRATED IN COLOUR, P. 26).