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    Description

    SAM FRANCIS (American, 1923-1994)
    Bright Saddle, 1985
    Acrylic on canvas
    36 x 42 inches (91.4 x 106.7 cm)
    Signed with ink pen and dated by the artist on verso

    Property of a Distinguished Gentleman

    PROVENANCE:
    The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis;
    Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago;
    Private collection, St. Louis;
    Irving Galleries, Palm Beach;
    The Estate of Murray and Irene Pergament;
    Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art, 16 May 2007, lot 296

    EXHIBITED:
    Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, "Sam Francis: New Paintings," 8 November-7 December 1985, exh. brochure

    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.1129 and is also registered in the archives of the Sam Francis Foundation with the No. SFP85-74. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.







    Condition Report*: Canvas shows some light edgewear with occasional light soiling and mild rubbing, particularly at the top and bottom of the work. Small mild scuff to the middle right edge, measuring about 1.25 inches. A few instances of linear craquelure, especially in the heavier pooled portions of paint, such as the deep red; common with the artist's technique and method. A few areas with minute bubbles as well, as is common. Otherwise, good condition.
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    31st Saturday
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