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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JEAN ROUGE

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 197,000 USD
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177

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JEAN ROUGE

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 197,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED
signed on the reverse
acrylic on gatorboard
22 1/4 by 48 in. 56.5 by 121.9 cm.
Executed in 1980.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist

Exhibited

Scottsdale Center for the Arts, The Paintings of Sam Francis from the Collection of Jean Rouge, March - June 1996, cat. no. 13, p. 12, illustrated in color

Literature

Debra Burchett-Lere, ed., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of the Canvas and Panel Paintings 1946-1994, Berkeley, 2011, cat. no. 737, illustrated on DVD

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)

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York