Lot 215
  • 215

Sam Francis

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • Sam Francis
  • Untitled
  • acrylic on paper
  • 41 by 13 7/8 in. 104.1 by 35 cm.
  • Executed in 1979.

Provenance

Private Collection, Santa Monica (acquired directly from the artist) 
Sotheby’s, New York, May 11, 2005, lot 243
Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale)  

Exhibited

Santa Monica College, Sam Francis: Color is the Essence of It All, October - December 2003, p. 46, illustrated in color

Condition

This work is in excellent condition overall. The colors are vibrant. The sheet hinged on the reverse to the backing board in multiple places. The edges of the paper are deckled on all sides. There are a few very minor areas of pigment separation. There is a minor soft crease at the lower left corner. Framed under Plexiglas.
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