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Sam Francis

Witness

Guaranteed Property

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Sam Francis

Sam Francis

Witness

Witness

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

27,720

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Sam Francis

1923 - 1994

Witness


signed Sam Francis, titled and dated 1962 Tokyo (on the verso)

gouache on paper

8½ by 6⅞ in.

21.6 by 17.5 cm.

Executed in 1962.


This work is identified with the identification number of SF62-150 in the Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project.


This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged at the corners of the reverse to the backing board. The edges of the sheet are deckled. There are tonal and textural variations to the surface inherent to the artist's working method and chosen media. There is slight undulation to the sheet, visible upon close inspection. There is very minor handling wear to the extreme edges of the sheet including very minor lifting, visible upon very close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas.


Framed dimensions: 15¾ by 13½ in. (40 by 34.3 cm.)


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

The artist

Jerry Sohn, Venice, California

Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 1988

Debra Burchett-Lere, ed. "Witness, Dated as 1962 (0000 / Francis Archive SF62-150)." Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project, ongoing