Sale: The Estate of the Artist, California, 1997 Private Collection, Europe
This work is registered in the Sam Francis Foundation Archives under number SF60-1196 and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné Sam Francis: Unique Works on Paper 1945-1994 being prepared by Debra Burchett-Lere
Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly softer in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. Executed on brown wove paper and securely hinged to the backing board at the corners and centre edges. There is paper loss along the top extreme edge and bottom left corner tip. There is a very small crease on the extreme right edge approximately 10cm. from the bottom right corner tip. There is a further very faint area of creasing towards the top left of the lower right quadrant. There is light fading to the sheet throughout. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."