SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED (SF65-230)
1923 - 1994
signed and dated 1965 on the reverse
acrylic on paper
28 by 75 cm. 11 by 29½ in.
framed: 47.8 by 93.7 cm. 18⅞ by 36⅞ in.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged to the backing board at the edges and the sheet edges are deckled. Extremely close inspection reveals a short crease to the extreme left edge and a few minute drying cracks in the areas of thicker impasto towards the lower left corner. Further close inspection reveals a few minute and unobtrusive specks of superficial loss in isolated places to the deckled edges, which are likely to be original.
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Private Collection, Palo Alto
Private Collection, Boston
Private Collection, New York
Artnet Auctions, New York, 16 May 2018, Lot 125011
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Burchett-Lere, Debra, ed. "Untitled, Dated as 1965 (SF65.230)." Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project.
New York, Tibor de Nagy, Sam Francis: Paintings and Works on Paper, April - June 2011