Sam  Francis (1923-1994) Untitled (SF77-121), 1977 36 3/4 x 72 in. (93.3 x 182.9 cm)
Lot 53
Sam Francis
(1923-1994)
Untitled (SF77-121), 1977 36 3/4 x 72 in. (93.3 x 182.9 cm)
Sold for US$ 87,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
Sam Francis (1923-1994)
Untitled (SF77-121), 1977
stamped with the artist's signature 'Sam Francis' and with the estate stamp (on the reverse)
acrylic on Japanese rice paper
36 3/4 x 72 in. (93.3 x 182.9 cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Estate of the artist.
    Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (acquired from the above).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Exhibited
    Humlebaek, Denmark, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Art in Process, 19 November 1977 – 15 January 1978.
    Paris, France, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sam Francis: Peintures Recentes 1976-1978, 21 June – 4 September 1978.
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Ace Gallery, Sam Francis: Paintings and Works on Paper, 11 February – March 1979.
    Victoria, Texas, Victoria Regional Museum, Sam Francis: Paintings and Monotypes, 1 September – 9 October 1983. This exhibition traveled to thirteen museums throughout the United States until October 1985 including:
    Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan
    Virginia Beach Art Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    The Art Center, South Bend, Indiana
    Charles H. MacNider Museum, Mason City, Iowa
    Murray Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray, Kentucky
    Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
    Alexandria Museum of American Art, Alexandria, Louisiana
    Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas
    Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
    Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, Anchorage, Alaska
    Oakridge Community Art Center, Oakridge, Tennessee
    Pepperdine University Art Gallery, Malibu, California
    Palo Alto, California, Smith Anderson Gallery, Sam Francis: Four Decades, 27 February – 23 April 1988.

    This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF77-121 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.
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