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    Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994)
    Untitled, 1976
    Acrylic on paper
    22-1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
    Stamped with the Sam Francis Estate logo and facsimile signature stamps on verso
    Also inscribed (by studio assistant) in pencil with dimensions and inventory numbers on verso: SF76-523 S1-39-0 25 5/16 x 30 1/8" LA SF76-523

    PROVENANCE:
    Estate of the artist, California, 1994;
    Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, California, October 1997;
    Martin Lawrence Galleries;
    Private collection, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2003;
    Bonhams, Los Angeles, California, October 21, 2013, lot 00063;
    ArtNet Auctions, November 25, 2013, lot 94331;
    Private collection, Miami Beach, Florida, acquired from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, "Sam Francis: The Archetypal Image," January 11-March 30, 1997;
    Sala de las Alhajas, Fundación Caja de Madrid, Madrid, "Sam Francis: Elementos y arquetipos," April 26-June 23, 1997;
    Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, "Sam Francis: Remaking the World," March 7-April 21, 2002.

    LITERATURE:
    Sala de las Alhajas, Fundación Caja de Madrid, Sam Francis: Elementos y arquetipos, Madrid, exhibition catalogue, 1997, p. 71, illustrated in color;
    Las Vegas Art Museum, Sam Francis: Remaking the World, Las Vegas, exhibition catalogue, 2002, p. 20, illustrated in color.

    NOTE:
    This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF76-523 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper. 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*: This work appears to be in excellent condition; the paper is hinged to mount along edges verso. Framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 31.5 X 38.75 Inches
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