30 April 2008,
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
Price realised USD 37,000
USD 30,000 - USD 40,000
Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994)
with signature stamp, with the Sam Francis Estate stamp and numbered 'S1-155R SF90-158' (on the reverse)
acrylic on paper
19¾ x 15in. (50.2 x 38cm.)
Executed in 1990-91
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
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. It is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive number SF90-158.
The Estate of Sam Francis, Venice.
Martin Lawrence Limited Editions, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Antiquities specialist Hannah Solomon explains why this Apis bull is a cause for excitement among collectors and institutions across the globe
The ‘Godfather of Toy Figures’ invites us into his Hong Kong studio for a peek at his upcoming selling exhibition, presented at Christie’s Hong Kong, 11-27 April