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Sam Francis (1923-1994)
Francis, S.
Multi-Color Gouache
signed and dated 'Sam Francis 1961 Bern' (on the reverse)
gouache on paper
17 x 22 in. (45 x 56.5 cm.)
Painted in Bern, 1961
Provenance
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
Andr Emmerich Gallery, Inc., New York
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 2 November 1984, lot 157
The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, Los Angeles (acquired from the above sale); sale, Christie's, New York, 4 May 1989, lot 149
Petersburg Fine Art, Ltd., New York
Literature
ed. N. Halpern, The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, Los Angeles, 1985, vol. II, p. 71 (illustrated in color).
Exhibited
Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; New York, The Whitney Museum of Art, and Dallas, Museum of Fine Arts, Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1972, September 1972-March 1973, p. 29, no. 120 (illustrated, p. 118).
Jerusalem, Israel Museum; Tel Aviv Museum; Paris, The American Center and Centre Nationale des Arts Plastiques; Lisbon, Museo Calouste Gulbenkian; and Fribourg, Muse d'Art et d'Histoire, Selected Works from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, September 1985-January 1987, n.n.

Lot Essay

This gouache is recorded under no. SF61-039 in the Sam Francis Archives.
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