SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED
SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED
SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED
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Property from the Sam Francis Foundation, Sold to Benefit Educational Programs Including the Artist's Catalogue Raisonné Project

SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

91011

Property from the Sam Francis Foundation, Sold to Benefit Educational Programs Including the Artist's Catalogue Raisonné Project

SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Sam Francis Foundation, Sold to Benefit Educational Programs Including the Artist's Catalogue Raisonné Project

SAM FRANCIS

1923 - 1994

UNTITLED


signed and dated 1960 on the reverse

watercolour on paper

47 by 31.1 cm. 18½ by 12¼ in.


This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF60-519 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.

Condition Report

Colour:

The colour in catalogue illustration is fairly accurate.


Condition:

This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged verso to the backing board. Extremely close inspection reveals a fine and unobtrusive tear to the lower right corner, as well as a few thinned areas and nicks in intermittent places along the extreme edges, all of which have been stabilised as the sheet has been lined verso. Further inspection reveals a minute tear at the extreme edge at centre.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Private Collection, Paris

Private Collection

Sotheby's, New York, 17 July 1981, Lot 143

Private Collection

The Estate of the Artist

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Ludwigsburg, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg; Humblbaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; and Chemnitz, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Sam Francis - The Shadow of Colours: Acquarelle und Gouachen, 1948-1984, April 1995 - February 1996, pp. 85-86, illustrated in colour

Contemporary Curated
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