1923 - 1994
BLUE AND GREEN
signed and dated 1961 on the reverse
watercolour on paper
25 by 18 cm. 9⅞ by 7 in.
This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF61-060 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.
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is much more vibrant in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged verso to the backing board, and undulates slightly. The upper and lower right corner edges are slightly lifted.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Private Collection, Bern
Thence by descent to the present owner
Berne, Galerie Klipstein & Kornfeld, Sam Francis, Werke 1960-1961, November - December 1961, n.p., no. 37, illustrated