30 June 2008
Sam Francis (1923-1994)
stamped with signature and Estate of Sam Francis stamp (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.)
Painted in 1966.
Estate of the artist
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2002
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Y. Michaud, Sam Francis, Paris, 1992, p. 125 (illustrated).
Paris, Galerie Jean Fournier, Sam Francis: The Edge, May-June 1998.
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 SFP66-37.
No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.
Please note that the diagonal impact mark which is mentioned in the condition report extends diagonally towards the lower center of the composition (approximately 12 inches long). The associated paintloss mentioned in the condition is visible in the blue area lower edge.
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