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    Sam Francis (1923-1994)
    Untitled, 1994
    Acrylic on canvas
    15 x 18 inches (38.1 x 45.7 cm)
    Dated in pencil on stretcher: 7-12-94
    Estate stamp verso

    This work was painted in Santa Monica at West Channel Road studio.

    PROVENANCE:
    Estate of the artist, California, 1994;
    Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, June 1996;
    Kaare Berntsen, Oslo;
    Private collection;
    Private collection, New York.

    EXHIBITED:
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, "Sam Francis: The Last Works," May 25-7 September 1995;
    Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, at Art Basel 28, Basel, "The Complete (152) Paintings from the Last Studio of Sam Francis," June 11-18 1997;
    Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, "Sam Francis: The Last Works," March 18-5 June 1999.

    LITERATURE:
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sam Francis: The Last Works, Los Angeles, 1995, exhibition brochure, illustrated in color;
    Galleri Faurschou, The Complete (152) Paintings from the Last Studio of Sam Francis, Copenhagen, at Art Basel 28, 1997, exhibition brochure, illustrated in color;
    Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Sam Francis: The Last Works, 1999, exhibition catalogue, pp. 12-13, illus., and 64-65, illustrated in color.

    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.1704 and is also registered in the archives of the Sam Francis Foundation with the No. SFP94-20. This lot is accompanied with a Painting Documentation Sheet, inclusive of the image, dated September 3, 2013, provided by the Sam Francis Foundation.

    "What we want is to make something that fills utterly the sight and can't be used to make life only bearable." -Sam Francis




    Condition Report*: This work is in excellent condition. Framed Dimensions 20.25 X 23.25 Inches
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