Contemporary Art Day Auction

Contemporary Art Day Auction

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 230. SAM FRANCIS | JAPAN SPRING.

Property from a Distinguished Japanese Museum Collection


Auction Closed

June 30, 09:53 PM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Distinguished Japanese Museum Collection


1923 - 1994


signed and dated Tokyo 64 on the reverse 

oil on canvas

110¼ by 134¼ in.  280 by 341 cm.

Executed in 1962-1964.

Idemitsu Art Gallery, Tokyo

Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 1980

Makoto Ooka, "Samu Furanshisu ni sotte," Gendai Bijutsu 1, January 1965, p. 58, illustrated

Exh. Cat., Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Dedication Kusuo Shimizu and Minami Gallery, 1985, p. 55, illustrated

Contemporary Great Masters: Sam Francis, Tokyo 1994, pl. 60, illustrated

Debra Burchett-Lere, Ed., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings 1946-1994, Berkeley 2011, cat. no. SFF.385, illustrated in color on the DVD

Kunsthalle Basel, Bilanz internationale Malerei seit 1950, June - August 1964, cat. no. 126, p. 24, illustrated

Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Sam Francis: You the Yellow, November - December 1964, n.p., illustrated

Tokyo, Idemitsu Art Gallery, Paintings by Sam Francis in the Idemitsu Collection, January - February 1974, cat. no. 16, illustrated

Paris, Pavilion des Arts; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Arts; Tokyo, Ogawa Art Foundation, Yayoi Gallery, L'oeuvre de Sam Francis dans les collections du Musée Idemitsu, September 1986 - December 1987, pl. 25, illustrated in color and illustrated in color on the cover

Tokuyama City Museum of Art and History, Sam Francis and Sengai: From the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, April - June 1997, pl. 9, pp. 32-33, illustrated in color