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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED JAPANESE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Sam Francis
THE BOUND AND THE UNBOUND
Estimate
1,500,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 4,200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
522

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED JAPANESE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Sam Francis
THE BOUND AND THE UNBOUND
Estimate
1,500,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 4,200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
THE BOUND AND THE UNBOUND
each panel is numbered SFP84-114 and their respective panel number and signed on the underside of the first panel
Executed in 1984.
acrylic on gessoed hollow-core wooden panels
each panel: 244 by 122 cm; 96⅛ by 48 in. 
overall: 244 by 610 cm; 96⅛ by 240¼ in.
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Provenance

Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo
Acquired by the present owner from the above

This work is identified with the archival identification number of SFF.961.970 in consideration for the forthcoming addendum to the Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, to be published by the Sam Francis Foundation. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation. This work is alternatively registered with the Sam Francis Foundation under archive number SFP84-114(A-B)(1-5). Each side of each panel is also listed separately as SFF.961, SFF.962, SFF.963, SFF.964, SFF.965, SFF.966, SFF.967, SFF.968, SFF.969, and SFF.970. 

Exhibited

New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Sam Francis: New Work, 8 November–1 December 1984
Japan, Toyama, Museum of Modern Art, Sam Francis, 23 April–19 June 1988, pp. 34–35, no. 7 (illustrated in colour). This exhibition later travelled in the same year to additional venues in Japan: Karuizawa, Seibu Takanawa, Museum of Modern Art, 4 August–4 September; Shiga, Museum of Modern Art, 10 September–16 October; Kurashiki, Ohara Museum of Art, 25 October–27 November; and Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, 25 February–26 March 1989
Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Sam Francis, 12 February–18 April 1993, pp. 216–17 (illustrated in colour) 
Japan, Tokuyama, Tokuyama City Museum of Art and History, Sam Francis and Sengai: From the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, 11 April–1 June 1997, pp. 44–47, pl. 20-1, 20-2 (illustrated in colour) 
Japan, Toyama, Museum of Modern Art, Sam Francis: From the Idemitsu Collection, 10 August–16 September 2002, pp. 89–92, no. 51 (illustrated in colour). This exhibition later travelled to additional venues in Japan: 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

Literature

Waldberg, Michel.Sam Francis: Metaphysics of the Void, Toronto, 1987, pp. 100–101, 160–161 (illustrated). (A French edition titled Metaphysique du vide was published by Francis Delille in 1986.)
Contemporary Great Masters: Sam Francis.
 Tokyo, Kodansha, 1994, pl. 56 (illustrated) 
Debra Burchett-Lere, Ed., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings 1946-1994, Berkeley, 2011, cat. no. 961-970, illustrated in color on DVD

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