Lot 197
  • 197

SAM FRANCIS | Untitled (SF73 - 079)

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Sam Francis
  • Untitled (SF73 - 079)
  • signed on the reverse
  • acrylic on paper
  • 22 by 40.7 cm. 8 5/8 by 16 in.
  • Executed in 1973.

Provenance

Ruth Schaffner, Santa Barbara (acquired from the artist in 1976)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Debra Burchett-Lere, Ed., "Untitled, 1973 (SF73-079)" Sam Francis: Online Catalogue RaisonnĂ© Project

Condition

Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate. Condition: This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged verso to the backing board in the top two upper corner tips and undulates slightly. There is some light discolouration to the left and right edges, most notably towards the upper right corner. Extremely close inspection reveals two minute and unobtrusive cuts to the lower edge, which are likely to be original.
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