London, South Kensington
14 April 2016
Sam Francis (1923-1994)
signed and dated 'Sam Francis 1988' (on the reverse); stamped with the Estate of Sam Francis stamp (on the reverse)
acrylic on paper
22 x 11 ¾in. (56 x 30cm.)
Executed in 1988
Estate of the artist.
Private Collection, Amsterdam (acquired from the above in 2003).
Anon. sale. Sotheby's New York, 9 March 2012, lot 85.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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New York, Sotheby's, Sam Francis: The Exploration of Color, 2011, no. 34 (illustrated in colour, p. 77).
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Post Lot Text
This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF88-409 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.
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