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March 7, 05:42 PM GMT


30,000 - 40,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of A Private Collector, New York


1923 - 1994


signed and dated 1979 on the reverse

acrylic on paper

Sheet: 29⅞ by 22 in. (75.5 by 55.8 cm.)

Framed: 36¼ by 28⅜ in. (92 by 72 cm.)

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SFF.67 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.

Sam Francis was associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, unlike many American painters of the time he had direct and prolonged exposure to French painting and to Japanese art which had an individual impact on his work. Here, a sense of order can be discerned amidst the seeming haphazard splashing of color.