Lot 104
  • 104

Sam Francis

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 EUR
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Description

  • Sam Francis
  • Untitled (SF59-060)
  • watercolour and gouache on paper 
  • 74,5 x 105,5 cm; 29 5/16 x 41 1/2 in.
  • Executed in 1959-1960.

Provenance

Galerie Benador, Geneva
Private Collection, Europe (acquired in 1961, thence by descent)

Exhibited

Geneva, Galerie D. Benador, Sam Francis: oeuvres de 1951 √† 1960, 23 February - 17 March 1962; catalogue, n.p., no. 14, illustrated 

Condition

The colours are fairly accurate in the printed catalogue illustration although the overall tonality is more vivid in the original work. Four pinholes are visible, two in the upper left corner and two in the upper right corner. The left and right edges are slightly deckled and present some wears. The tip of the lower left corner presents a tiny tear. This work is in very good condition.
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Catalogue Note

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF59-060 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonn√© of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.