14 May 2009,
Price realised USD 242,500
USD 200,000 - USD 300,000
Sam Francis (1923-1994)
signed and dated 'Sam Francis 73' (on the reverse)
acrylic and oil on canvas
60 x 84 in. (152.4 x 213.3 cm.)
Painted in 1973.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Tel: +1 212 636 2100
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 SFP73-46.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, 1975
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BETTY FREEMAN
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Sam Francis, May-June 1974.
An introduction to the Los Angeles artist who is spoken of in the lineage of America’s great Abstract Expressionists
Italy’s ‘great rebirth’ in 1958 gave rise to ‘a battlefield of the avant-garde’. A new exhibition explores the nation’s art across a tumultuous 10-year period
From Hockney to Baldessari, Ruscha to Thiebaud — how the countercultural figures who flocked to California in the Sixties became art establishment names
Katherine Arnold and Jussi Pylkkänen discuss the power of painting in 20th century art
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