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

Sam Francis
UNTITLED (BLUE AND WHITE)
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 USD
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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: THE BLEMA AND H. ARNOLD STEINBERG COLLECTION

Sam Francis
UNTITLED (BLUE AND WHITE)
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED (BLUE AND WHITE)
signed and dated 56 on the reverse
watercolor on paper
25 3/4 by 19 3/4 in. 65.4 by 50.2 cm.
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This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF56-205 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

Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
Mrs. David A. Gibbs, London
David Anderson, New York
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 1977

Exhibited

London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, The Exploration of Paint: Karel Appel, Jean Dubuffet, Sam Francis, Paul Jenkins, Jean-Paul Riopelle, January - February 1957, cat. no. 22, n.p. (text)
Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Sam Francis, Richard Diebenkorn: Two American Painters, Abstract and Figurative, May - June 1965, cat. no. 10, n.p. (text)

Literature

Karen Thomson, Ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal 2015, cat. no. 31, p. 38, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Color is a series of harmonies, everywhere in the universe being divine, whole numbers lasting forever, adrift in time [...] And the last words will be those of the stars." Sam Francis

Contemporary Curated

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New York