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Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED
acrylic on paper
75 by 104.8cm.; 29 1/2 by 41 1/4 in.
Executed in 1978-79.
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This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF78-400 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

Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto
Private Collection, United States
Christie’s, New York, Contemporary Art, 15 November 1995, Lot 161
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Texas, Victoria Regional Museum (and traveling), Sam Francis: Paintings and Monotypes, 1983

Catalogue Note

“The artistic language cultivated by Sam Francis over the years is no longer about anything, but refers solely to itself, its own colour effect, its own movement, its own vitality. Each work is totally an autonomous statement – visual poetry that does not tell a story, but radiates inner beauty, a profusion of feeling and temperament that is completely unique.”

JAN JUFFERMANS
Exhibition Catalogue, Amsterdam, Gallery Delaive, Sam Francis, 1996, p. 7

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