11 December 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,250
GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
Sam Francis (1923-1994)
Untitled - SF78-235
signed, numbered and dated 'Sam Francis 1978 SF78-235' (on the reverse)
acrylic on paper
15¼ x 18 7/8in. (38.7 x 48cm.)
Executed in 1978
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis Catalogue
Raisonné edited by Debra Burchett-Lere and published by the University of California Press, and is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive number SF78-235.
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Sam Francis Estate, Los Angeles.
Private Collection, Los Angeles.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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