Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
31 October 2007
Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994)
Untitled (Cover for a catalogue, unused)
signed, inscribed and dated 'Covers for catalogues unusual Tokyo 1964 Sam Francis' (on the reverse)
acrylic on paper
11 7/8 x 16½in. (42 x 30cm.)
Executed in Tokyo in 1964
The Estate of Sam Francis, Venice, California.
Anon. (acquired from the above in 1994) sale, Christie's London, 8 February 2001, lot 499.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Amsterdam, Gallery Delaive, Sam Francis, 1996 (illustrated in colour, p. 8).
This work is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation under number SF64-080.
Please note this work is signed, inscribed and dated 'Covers for catalogues unused Tokyo 1964 Sam Francis' (on the reverse).
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