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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: THE BLEMA AND H. ARNOLD STEINBERG COLLECTION

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: THE BLEMA AND H. ARNOLD STEINBERG COLLECTION

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED
signed and dated 1953 Paris on the reverse
gouache on paper
21 7/8 by 17 1/2 in. 55.6 by 44.5 cm.
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This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF53-027 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

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles (acquired in August 1973)
Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 1975

Exhibited

London, Gimpel Fils Gallery, Ltd., Sam Francis: Oil Paintings and Watercolours, May - June 1957, cat. no. 8

Literature

Karen Thomson, Ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal 2015, cat. no. 32, p. 39, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“For light in my work, New York light is hard. Paris light is a beautiful, cerulean grey.”
Sam Francis

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