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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2502
+44 (0)20 7389 2242
+44 (0)20 7752 3094
New York, Sotheby's, Sam Francis: The Exploration of Color, 2011, no. 34 (illustrated in colour, p. 77).
Please note that the catalogue image should be orientated 180 degrees clockwise. Please refer to the image online.
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.
A guide to the former graffitist taking the art world (and the high street) by storm with his cartoon characters and collaborations with brands such as Nike
Why the still lifes and landscapes of the Bologna-born artist known as ‘The Monk’ are increasingly highly sought after
Allan and Mei Warburg’s Donum Estate vineyard in California is home to a sculpture collection as rich and complex as its Pinot Noirs
A Surrealist sculptor in Beijing, a radical American artist in Melbourne, a host of Dutch masters in the Middle East, and more
Some pearls of wisdom from the Pink Floyd singer and songwriter as the exhibition of his guitar collection opens in London
The Tiffany & Co. designer sought to reflect the unevenness of nature, and earned the devotion of clients such as Jacqueline Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor