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Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
111
Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED
gouache on paper
21 1/2 by 29 3/8 in. 54.6 by 74.6 cm.
Executed in 1957.
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This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF57-062 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

Private Collection, Japan (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection, Japan (by descent from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"What we want to make is something that fills utterly the sight, and can't be used to make life only bearable; if the painting till now was a way of making bearable the sight of the unbearable, the visual sumptuous, then let's now strip away...all that." 
Sam Francis in a letter to Museum of Modern Art curator Dorothy Miller in 1957

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York