SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED (SELF PORTRAIT)
SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED (SELF PORTRAIT)
SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED (SELF PORTRAIT)
SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED (SELF PORTRAIT)
SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED (SELF PORTRAIT)
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SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED (SELF PORTRAIT)

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD

SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED (SELF PORTRAIT)

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Sold:25,000USD

Lot Details

Description

SAM FRANCIS

1923 - 1994

UNTITLED (SELF PORTRAIT)


signed and dated 1974 on the reverse

acrylic on paper

Sheet: 20 by 14⅛ in. (50.8 by 36 cm.)

Framed: 32⅞ by 27¼ in. (81 by 69.2 cm.)


PROVENANCE

Galerie Kornfeld, Zurich

Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1975)

Mainichi Auction, Tokyo, 2 July 2011, Lot 102

Franklin Bowles Galleries, San Francisco

Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 2012


EXHIBITED

Zurich, Galerie Kornfeld und Klipstein, Sam Francis: Ölbilder-Farbige Zeichnungen, April–May 1975, no. 15, illustrated (exhibition catalogue)

Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Sam Francis 36 KAOs (Faces) 1973–1977, July 1977, illustrated (exhibition catalogue)

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged along the edges of the reverse to the backing board. There is a slight undulation to the sheet due to the artists chosen media. Framed under Plexiglas.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Galerie Kornfeld, Zurich

Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1975)

Mainichi Auction, Tokyo, 2 July 2011, Lot 102

Franklin Bowles Galleries, San Francisco

Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 2012

Exhibited

Zurich, Galerie Kornfeld und Klipstein, Sam Francis: Ölbilder-Farbige Zeichnungen, April–May 1975, no. 15, illustrated (exhibition catalogue)

Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Sam Francis 36 KAOs (Faces) 1973–1977, July 1977, illustrated (exhibition catalogue)

Catalogue Note

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF.74-00150; SF74-426 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.

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Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT