SAM FRANCIS 1923-1994
San Mateo, California 1923 – 1994 Santa Monica (American)
Title: Untitled SF78 -130, 1978
Technique: Signed and Dated Acrylic on Paper
Size: 42.9 x 35.2 cm. / 16.9 x 13.9 in.
Additional Information: This is an acrylic painting on wove paper and is signed twice and dated by the artist in pencil “Sam Francis 1978”, verso.
It was painted in 1978.
This work is identified with the interim identification number SF78-130 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis catalogue raisonné of unique works on paper.
Provenance: Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. McLain, Newport Beach, California.
Sotheby’s, New York, 16th November 1995, lot 310
Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art;
Sapporo American Center;
Fukuoka City Museum of Art;
Kyoto City Museum of Art;
Osaka American Center;
Manila, American Cultural Center;
Manila, Gallery of the Cultural Center for Philippines;
Taipei, American Institute in Taiwan American Cultural Center;
Kaohsiung, American Institute in Taiwan, Cultural Center;
Hong Kong, Pao-Sui Loong Galleries;
Seoul, American Embassy Exhibition Hall;
Taegu, American Embassy Exhibition Hall;
Pusan, American Embassy Exhibition Hall and Kwangju, American Embassy Exhibition Hall, Sam Francis: Works on Paper, A Survey 1948-1979, September 1979-June 1981, no. 50 (illustrated).
Literature: D. Burchett-Lere, (Ed.), Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project. Digital (Ongoing). no. SF78-130 (illustrated).
Condition: Very good condition. The sheet with slight cockling due to the painting technique. The sheet is tipped intermittently to the backboard. A soft, unobtrusive crease in the upper right image.