DescriptionSAM FRANCIS (American, 1923-1994)
Acrylic on canvas
79-1/2 x 120 inches (201.9 x 304.8 cm) [painting has also been exhibited and documented in the vertical orientation]
Estate stamp verso
Property of a Distinguished Gentleman
Estate of the artist, 1994;
Private collection (acquired from the above);
Private collection, New York (through Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, and Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis);
Sotheby's New York, Contemporary Art, 16 May 2007, lot 260
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, "Sam Francis: Toiles de grand format, 1988 et 1989," 27 May-1 July 1989;
Centre régional d'art contemporain Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse-Labèrge, France, "Sam Francis," 15 November 1991-2 February 1992; exh. cat., pp. 32-33, illus.;
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, "Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990," 7 March-25 July 1999; exh. cat., p. 136, pl. 81; additional venues:
Menil Collection, Houston, 10 September 1999-2 January 2000;
Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, 29 January-1 May 2000;
Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sofía, Madrid, 6 June-14 August 2000;
Galleria Communale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, 30 October 2000-28 January 2001
Y. Michaud, Sam Francis, Paris, 1992, p. 210, illus.
This work is included in the Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, published by the University of California Berkeley Press (UC Press: 2011) under the No. SFF.1569 and is also registered in the archives of the Sam Francis Foundation with the No. SFP88-229. (See William C. Agee's CR essay, fig. 135.) This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.
Some minor edge wear with light surface residue. A few areas of minute bubbles, as is common. Paint layer appears stable and bright. Otherwise no apparent issues to note. Not framed.
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