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  • Sam Francis
  • Speck 
  • acrylic on paper
  • 56.8 by 76 cm; 22⅜ by 30 in.
Executed in 1964 in Santa Monica Studio, Los Angeles.


Private Collection, Japan
Acquired from the above by the present owner

This work is alternatively titled as Work No.10 and is identified with the interim identification number of SF64-093 in consideration for the forthcoming to the Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.


Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Sam Francis: You the Yellow, 16 November – 5 December 1964, exh. brochure no. 5, illustrated
Texas, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Sam Francis: A Retrospective Exhibition, 12 October – 26 November 1967. Exh. cat., Canvas paintings, works on paper, graphics, p. 27, checklist no. 72 (Sweeney 1967–68). This exhibition later travelled to California, Berkeley, University Art Museum at the University of California, 15 January – 18 February 1968
Paris, Centre National d'Art Contemporain (CNAC), Sam Francis, 10 December 1968 –12 January 1969, exh. cat. checklist no. 28 
Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Sam Francis, 20 April – 3 June 1968, cat. no. 126. This exhibition later travelled in the same year to: Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein, 30 June – 11 August, checklist no. 88; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 13 September – 3 November, checklist no. 103
Tokyo, Idemitsu Art Gallery, Paintings by Sam Francis in the Idemitsu Collection, 8 January – 10 February 1974, cat. no. 20, illustrated in
colour; illustrated in Idemitsu Museum of Arts (Osaka and Tokyo) version in 1974
Paris, Pavillon des Art, organized with Idemitsu Museum of Arts, L'oeuvre de Sam Francis dans les collections du Musée Idemitsu, 18 September –16 November 1986, cat. no. 24, illustrated in colour. This exhibition later travelled to: Denmark, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 29 November 1986 – 18 January 1987; Tokyo, Ogawa Art Foundation, Yayoi Gallery, 5 October –5 December 1987
Toyama, Museum of Modern Art, Sam Francis: From the Idemitsu Collection, 10 August – 16 September 2002, p. 57, cat. no. 34, illustrated in colour. This exhibition later travelled to: Chiba, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, 28 September – 10 November 2002; Ehime, Museum of Art Ehime, 16 November –23 December 2002; Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, 5 April – 25 May 2003; Fukushima, Iwaki City Art Museum, 3 June –6 July 2003; Oita, Oita City Art Museum, 13 September – 26 October 2003


Ooka, Makoto. 'Along with Sam Francis' in Gendai Bijutsu (Tokyo) 1, January 1965, p. 55 (illustrated in colour)
Nickel, Phyllis F. 'Sam Francis Exhibition at Idemitsu Museum' in Japan Times, 27 January 1974 (illustrated)
Bissière, Roger, 'Expos: Les abstraits ont la côté.' in L'Express (Paris), 26 September 1986 (illustrated in colour)
Dagen, Philippe. 'Arts et spectacles—La collection Idemitsu au Pavillon des Arts: Sam Francis, un peintre heureux', Le Monde, 25 September 1986 (illustrated)
Leveque, Jean Jacques. 'Sam Francis à la japonaise' in Le Quotidien de Paris (Paris), 9 October 1986 (illustrated)
Daval, Jean Luc. Histoire de la Peinture Abstraite, Paris, Fernand Hazan, 1988 (illustrated in colour), cover (detail)
Contemporary Great Masters: Sam Francis, Tokyo, Kodansha, 1994, p. 49, pl. 41 (illustrated in colour)