30 June 2008
Sam Francis (1923-1994)
signed, inscribed indistictly and dated 'Sam Francis March 1970 ***' (on the reverse)
acrylic and watercolor on paper
22½ x 30½ in. (57.2 x 77.5 cm.)
Painted in 1970.
Acquired from the artist's estate by the present owner
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Bern, Galerie Kornfeld und Cie, Sam Francis: Werke 1969-1973, October-November 1973, number 8 (listed, not illustrated).
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, Berkeley and is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive number SF70-023.
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