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PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK ESTATE

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 257,000 USD
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159

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK ESTATE

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 257,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED
gouache and watercolor on paper
13 3/4 by 10 1/2 in. 35 by 26.7 cm.
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Executed circa 1956, this work is identified with the interim identification number of SF56-215 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

Provenance

Carol Haerer, Paris (gift of the arist circa 1956)
By descent to the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

"I cannot imagine starting a painting with an idea. I have to start with a thing, a thing to touch—the canvas, the paint. Years ago I would start a painting with a shadow. The sun would shine on it and I would start with the accident of the shadow." - Sam Francis

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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