Global Abstractions: Property from a Distinguished Private Collector
1923 - 1994
signed and dated 1958 on the reverse
gouache and watercolor on paper
30 ¼ by 22 ¼ in. 76.8 by 56.5 cm.
framed: 38 ¾ by 30 ½ in. 98.4 by 77.5 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is very minor evidence of handling along the edges, which are deckled. There is a minor undulation to the sheet, inherent to the artist's working method. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the edges. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Buffalo, Albright-Knox Gallery; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery; New York, Whitney Museum of Fine Arts; Oakland Museum of Art, Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1972, September 1972 - August 1973
St. Paul, Minnesota Museum of Art; Seattle, Henry Art Gallery; Santa Barbara Museum, American Drawing 1927-1977, September 1977 - May 1978
New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Sam Francis The Early Years: 1955 to 1963, June - July 1986, illustrated in color on the cover
Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey; Zacatecas, Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez, Abstracciones: Nueva York, París, Cuenca, México, November 2015 - June 2016, pp. 124-125 and 219, illustrated in color, and illustrated in color on the spine