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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FLORIDA

Sam Francis
SANTA MONICA (BROADWAY STUDIO)
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FLORIDA

Sam Francis
SANTA MONICA (BROADWAY STUDIO)
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
SANTA MONICA (BROADWAY STUDIO)
signed and dated 1980 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
59 by 95 1/2 in. 242.6 by 150 cm.
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Executed in 1980, this work is identified with the interim identification number of SFF.774 in consideration for the forthcoming addendum to the Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

Provenance

André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., New York 
Delahunty Gallery, New York (acquired in January 1983) 
Carpenter Hochman Gallery, Dallas
Solomon & Co. Fine Art, New York (acquired in 1986) 
Private Collection, New York
André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., New York 
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Gordes, L’Abbaye de Sénanque, Centre International de Création Artistique, Sam Francis: Oeuvres nouvelles, May - August 1980
New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., Sam Francis: Recent Work, April - May 1981
New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., Summer Group Show, July - September 1981

Literature

Debra Burchett-Lere and William C. Agee, Eds., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, 1946-1994, Berkeley 2011, cat. no. SFF744, illustrated in color on the DVD

Catalogue Note

"If more color is called for, the area can be wetted down again without disturbing the previous color, which has already dried. More color, either transparent or opaque, then can be laid in. By this wetting, painting, dying, rewetting and painting again... Francis can marry many different colors with different qualities... and make it appear that it happened spontaneously, all at one moment... The results are not fortunate accidents, but carefully conceived compositions." 

Nicholas Wilder, Exh. Cat., Los Angeles, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Sam Francis: Paintings, 1978, p.8

Contemporary Curated

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New York