Acquired directly from the artist's Estate by the present owner
This work is registered in the Sam Francis Foundation Archives under number SF50-029 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 tonality of the paper is slightly warmer in the original.
Condition: Executed on light brown wove paper and attached to the backing board in places on the reverse. There is undulation to the sheet throughout which has led to several creases, most notably towards the centre of the composition. There is discolouration to all four edges and some light handling marks to the top two corners. There are three tiny tears along the left edge and a very few minute tears to the top edge. There are faint rub marks towards the top left edge. "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."