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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JEAN ROUGE

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 684,000 USD
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294

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JEAN ROUGE

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 684,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED
oil on canvas
110 by 146 in. 279.4 by 370.8 cm.
Executed in 1986, this work is registered with the Sam Francis Estate as archive number SFP86-217.
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Provenance

Acquired by the previous owner directly from the artist
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Jean Fournier, Sam Francis: 1986 Oeuvres sur Toile et sur Papier, November 1986 - January 1987
Tokyo, Nantenshi Gallery, Sam Francis 1957-1986, January - February 1987
Toyama, Japan, Museum of Modern Art; Karuizawa, Japan, Museum of Modern Art Seibu Takanawa; Shiga, Japan, Museum of Modern Art; Kurashiki, Japan, Ohara Museum of Art; Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Sam Francis, April 1988 - March 1989, cat. no. 17
Scottsdale, Arizona, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, The Paintings of Sam Francis from the Collection of Jean Rouge, March - June 1996, illustrated in color on the cover (detail)

Catalogue Note

In 1986, the collector Jean Rouge first encountered the majestic multicolored paintings by California artist, Sam Francis. Inspired by the riveting cacophony of color and form, Jean Rouge immediately sought to befriend the artist whose works he had begun collecting, a bond that would ultimately thrive under a shared mutual solace in part to their shared affliction of cancer. Jean Rouge sought refuge in the lively surfaces of the artist’s expansive canvases, ascribing to the artist’s belief in the healing properties of art and the influence that color bears on the health of one’s spirit, mind and body. (Exh. Cat. Scottsdale Center for the Arts, The Paintings of Sam Francis from the Collection of Jean Rouge, 1996, p. 2)

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