Sam Francis (1923-1994)
signed and dated 'Sam Francis 1987' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
48 1/8 x 36 in. (122.2 x 91.4 cm.)
Painted in 1987.
Heland Thordén Wetterling Galleries, Stockholm
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1996
D. Burchett-Lere, ed., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, 1946–1994, DVD I, Berkeley, 2011, no. SFF.1422 (illustrated).
D. Burchett-Lere, ed., Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project, digital, ongoing, no. SFF.1422 (illustrated).
Stockholm, Heland Thordén Wetterling Galleries, Sam Francis, September-October 1987.
New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Sam Francis, in Memoriam: Selected Works, January-February 1995.
My work is not just my painting – it is something else. Painting holds me in check, so to speak, or keeps me from flying off in other directions. It is a way of being anchored in the world.