Acquired directly from the artist's Estate by the present owner
This work is registered in the Sam Francis Foundation Archives under number SF50-161 and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné Sam Francis: Unique Works on Paper 1945-1994 being prepared by Debra Burchett-Lere
Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the tonality of the paper is slightly warmer in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. Executed on cream wove paper with deckled edges notably on the left and right edges and securely attached to the backing board in several places on the reverse. There is minor wear to the top left and right corner tips. There is undulation and light scattered creases throughout. There are very faint small spots of discolouration throughout and tiny imperfections to the paper, probably inherent to the artist's choice of medium. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."