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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED JAPANESE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Sam Francis
NEW GOLD HOME
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
212

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED JAPANESE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Sam Francis
NEW GOLD HOME
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
NEW GOLD HOME
signed twice; signed with the artist’s initials, titled and dated Paris 1952 on the reverse
gouache and watercolor on paper
24 by 19 3/8 in. 60.9 by 49.2 cm.
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This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF52-015 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

Provenance

Minami Gallery, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner in June 1978

Exhibited

Paris, Pavillon des Arts; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Art; Tokyo, Ogawa Art Foundation, Yayoi Gallery, L'oeuvre de Sam Francis dans les collections du Musée Idemitsu, September 1986 - December 1987, cat. no. 6, illustrated in color
Toyama, Museum of Modern Art; Chiba, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art; Museum of Art Ehime; Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art; Fukushima, Iwaki City Museum of Art; Oita City Art Museum, Sam Francis: From the Idemitsu Collection, August 2002 - October 2003, cat. no. 10, p. 35, illustrated in color

Literature

Contemporary Great Masters: Sam Francis, Tokyo 1994, pl. 63, p. 89, illustrated in color 

Catalogue Note

“Right or wrong, Sam Francis’s works remind the European of Monet’s late period. Let there be no mistake – it is not the semblance of colors and the atmosphere that justifies this comparison with Monet, but the miracle that, from an abstract conception, bursts forth the image of a lyrical pantheism to which Monet and Bonnard arrived at by means of the figurative, with Francis continuously transposing it and casting a spell over it.”
Arnold Rüdlinger in Exh. Cat., Paris, Centre Culturel Américain, Sam Francis, Shirley Jaffe, Kimber Smith, 1958

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