Lot 34
  • 34

SAM FRANCIS | Coming of the Violet

Estimate
160,000 - 200,000 EUR
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Description

  • Sam Francis
  • Coming of the Violet
  • acrylic on canvas
  • 275 x 183 cm; 108 1/4 x 72¬† 1/16¬† in.
  • Executed in 1989.

Provenance

Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1993 

Exhibited

Stockholm, Heland Wetterling Gallery, Sam Francis Paintings 1988-1989, 1 March - 4 April 1990; catalogue, illustrated in colour
Glasgow, Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, Kelvingrove; Edinburg, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Sam Francis Now: Paintings 1989-1990, 12 June - 8 September 1990; catalogue, pl. 8, illustrated in colour
Bern, Galerie Kornfeld, Sam Francis: 40 Years of Friendship - Werke 1945-1990, 6 March - 30 April 1991, catalogue, pl. 71, illustrated in colour

Literature

Exh. Cat., Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven; Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, Sam Francis, 1990, illustrated
Yves Michaud, Sam Francis, Paris, 1992, pp. 60, 223, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, Sam Francis, 1992, p. 16, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, Sam Francis, 1997, p. 32, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Museo d'Arte, Mendrisio, Sam Francis, 1997, p. 18, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome, 1998, p. 44, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, 1999, p. 34, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Guy Pieters, Saint-Paul de Vence, Galerie 2003, np., illustrated
Exh. Cat., Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, 2005, p. 83, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam; Broadbent Gallery and Robert Sandelson Gallery, London, Sam Francis: 1923-1994, np., illustrated
Exh. Cat., Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, Sam Francis, Remebering 1923-1994, p. 116, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Sam Francis: Restrospective in Blue., pp. 115, 254-56, 258, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Broadbent Gallery, London, Sam Francis: Selected Paintings 1955-1990, np., illustrated

Condition

The work is executed on its original canvas and is not relined. There are handing marks to the rim and each of the four corners. Under Ultra Violet Light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. This work is in very good condition.
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Catalogue Note

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SFP89-48 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonn√© of Unique Works on Canvas. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.