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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED JAPANESE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Sam Francis
BLUE ARC 
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 591,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED JAPANESE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Sam Francis
BLUE ARC 
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 591,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
BLUE ARC 
acrylic on canvas
89 1/4 by 121 3/8 in. 226.7 by 308.3 cm.
Executed in 1977.
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This work is identified with the interim identification number of SFF.684 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

Provenance

Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner in July 1993 

Exhibited

Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou; Stockholm, Lilkevalchs Konsthall; Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Sam Francis: Art in Progress, November 1977 - December 1979
Vancouver, Ace Gallery, Sam Francis: Paintings and Works on Paper, February - March 1979
Bern, Galerie Kornfeld, Sam Francis: ausstellung, ölbilder und farbige zeichnungen von 1976 - 1983, March - April 1983
Nagoya City Art Museum; Shiga, Museum of Modern Art; Gunma, Hara Museum Arc, Abstraction 5: John Altoon, Sam Francis, Craig Kaufman, and Ed Moses, March - August 1990, p. 41, illustrated in color 
Toulouse-Labège, Centre Régional d'art Contemporain Midi-Pyrénées, Sam Francis, November 1991 - February 1992, pp. 21-23, illustrated in color
Tokuyama City of Art and History, Sam Francis and Sengai: From the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, April - June 1997, cat. no. 16, pp. 40-41, illustrated in color
Milan, Studio Marconi, Sam Francis: Opere dal 1960 al 1983, May - June 2015 

Literature

Jan Butterfield, "Sam Francis," Flash Art, No. 106, February - March 1982, p. 23, illustrated
Peter Selz et. al., Sam Francis, New York 1982, pl. 159, p. 236, illustrated
Michel Waldberg, Sam Francis: Metaphysics of the Void, Toronto 1987, pp. 134-135, illustrated in color 
Yves Michaud and Marcelin Pleynet, Sam Francis, Paris 1992, p. 154, illustrated in color 
Debra Burchett-Lere, Ed., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings 1946-1994, Berkeley 2011, cat. no. SFF.684, illustrated in color on the DVD
Genpei Akasegawa, Story of Personal Art Museums, Tokyo 2011, illustrated in color 


Catalogue Note

“Paint used generously and put in the service of color and its energy and power to convey deep feelings is the hallmark, from beginning to end, of Francis’s art.”

William C. Agee in Debra Burchett-Lere, Ed., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings 1946-1994, Berkeley 2011, pp. 12-13

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