The Sam Francis Estate Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam Acquired directly from the above by the present owner
This work is registered in the Sam Francis Foundation Archives under number SF60-1157 and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of unique paintings and works on paper, edited by Debra Burchett-Lere and published by the University of California Press
Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the paper tone is warmer in the original, with the blue tending more towards a rich cobalt blue and the black brushstrokes in the centre of the composition tending more towards a rich dark green in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged to the backing board at intervals on the reverse. There is some undulation to the sheet and a few light shallow creases in places, notably to the top and bottom parts of the left edge. "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."