Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
31 October 2007
Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994)
signed and dated 'Sam Francis 1989' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
48 x 66in. (122 x 167.7cm.)
Executed in Venice, California in 1988
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris.
Gallery Deux, Tokyo (acquired from the above in July 1989).
Pentimento Corp/Michael Cohen, Malibu, California.
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1993.
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Paris, Galerie Jean Fournier, Sam Francis de 1947 à 1988, October-November 1988.
Paris, Galerie Jean Fournier, Sam Francis, May-July 1989.
Tokyo, Gallery Deux.
San Francisco, Harcourts Gallery.
This work is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation under number SFP88-69.
According to the Sam Francis Foundation, the present work was executed in 1988 and later signed by the artist in 1989.
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