Lot 111
  • 111

Sam Francis

300,000 - 500,000 USD
325,000 USD
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  • Sam Francis
  • Untitled
  • gouache on paper


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