Sam Francis (1923-1994)
signed and dated 'Sam Francis 1956' (on the reverse)
gouache on paper
14 x 20 ¼ in. (35.5 x 51.4 cm.)
Painted in 1956.
Private collection, Tokyo, acquired directly from the artist
Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, 2005
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2006
New York, Shepard and Derom Galleries, Abstractions, October-December 2011.

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Lot Essay

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF56-195 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.

“I am fascinated by gravity, I like to fly to soar, to float like a cloud, but I am tied down to place. No matter where I am…it’s always the same. Painting is a way in and a way out.” -- Sam Francis

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