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    SAM FRANCIS (American, 1923-1994)
    Untitled, 1988
    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

    PROVENANCE:
    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

    EXHIBITED:
    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

    LITERATURE:
    Y. Michaud, Sam Francis, Paris, 1992, p. 210, illus.

    NOTE:
    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.


    More information about SAM FRANCIS, also known as Francis, Sam, Francis, Samuel Lewis, Sam Francis.



    Condition Report*: 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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