Sam Francis 山姆・弗朗西斯 | Untitled 無題
500,000 to - 700,000 HKD
PROPERTY FROM THE DR YIP SHING YIU COLLECTION
1923 - 1994
acrylic on paper
signed, dated 1990 and inscribed P.R.S on the reverse
58 by 82 cm. 22⅞ by 32⅜ in.
1923 - 1994年
58 x 82 公分，22⅞ x 32⅜ 英寸
This work is in good condition overall. Hairline craquelures are evident throughout the surface, mostly notable to orange impasto in the center and lower center. Minor pigment losses are found along the left edge: 22 cm from top; another minor paper/impasto flaking (32 cm from top). Faint discolouration is original due to the natural aging of the medium, with an accretion embedded in impasto on the top center. Corners are inspected with pinholes and light creases. Examination under UV light shows no sign of restoration.
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Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 4 November 2018, Lot 104
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner