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164
Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 322,000 USD
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164
Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 322,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED
signed and dated 1980 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
36 by 24 in. 91.5 by 61 cm.
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This work is included in the Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, published by the University of California Berkeley Press (UC Press: 2011) under the number SFF.759 and is also registered in the archives of the Sam Francis Foundation with the number SFP80-21. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

Provenance

Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
Christie's, New York, 22 February 1995, Lot 51 (consigned by the above)
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Exhibited

Palo Alto, Smith Andersen Gallery, Sam Francis, May - June 1980
London, Robert Sandelson Gallery, Sam Francis, June - July 2005

Literature

Yves Michaud, Sam Francis, Paris 1992, p. 164, illustrated in color
Debra Burchett-Lere, Ed., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of the Canvas and Panel Paintings 1946-1994, Berkeley 2011, cat. no. SFF.759, illustrated in color on the DVD

Catalogue Note

“Sam Francis’s paintings are hymns to the joy of life. For the painter himself, who has suffered many illnesses they are the same as life. Francis, like Monet, Bonnard, and Matisse before him, celebrates the mysteries of universal creation and perception, and of emotional absorption into the world with each stroke he places on his canvas.” 
Robert T. Buck
Exh. Cat., Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Sam Francis: Paintings, 1947-1972, 1972, p. 24

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