SAM FRANCIS | FIRST STONE; DEUX MAGOTS; AND THE UPPER YELLOW (LEMBARK L.1, L.3 & L.4)
Property from a Distinguished Japanese Museum Collection
1923 - 1994
FIRST STONE; DEUX MAGOTS; AND THE UPPER YELLOW (LEMBARK L.1, L.3 & L.4)
Three lithographs printed in colors, 1960, each signed in pencil and numbered 14/65, 47/55 and 43/65 respectively, on Rives BFK wove paper, printed by Emil Matthieu, Zurich, puiblished by Kornfel and Klipstein, Bern, framed (3 prints)
sheets: 632 by 904 mm 24⅞ by 35⅝ in
The prints are in good condition and the sheets are full. Each with very faint discoloration and an occasional inconspicuous handling crease. A tiny tear and associated crease in the upper sheet edge of 'The Upper Yellow' and a tiny tear in the deckle of 'Deux Magots' at left. ('First Stone' with a small spot of adhesive residue below the signature, and the versos with remains of prior hinging at the sheet edges, a few with associated minor skinning.)
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