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  • Provenance

    ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills

  • Exhibited

    Bern, Galerie Kornfeld und Klipstein, Sam Francis, 1976; Paris, Galerie Jean Fournier, Sam Francis de 1947 A 1988: sur Papier, October 21 - November 26, 1988; Beverly Hills, ACE Gallery, Sam Francis, March 1 - July 28, 2003

  • Literature

    This work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis catalogue raisonné of works on paper to be published by University of California Press, Berkeley

  • Catalogue Essay

    The space at the center of these paintings is reserved for you.
    Sam Francis, aphorism referring to Edge paintings, taken from Sam Francis, Edition Cantz, 1993
    The present lot, one of Sam Francis’ very first Edge pieces, is significant to the artist’s personal history as it was completed prior to him moving full time to Tokyo in 1965. The colors in this piece are more vibrant and auspicious than in subsequent works from the series and is a testament to the very nature of Francis’ lifelong formal discourse with color.



Acrylic on paper.
42 1/8 x 29 1/2 in. (107 x 74.9 cm).

Signed, dated “Sam Francis 1964” and stamped with the Estate seal on the reverse. This work is registered with the Estate, number SF64-053.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $50,000

Contemporary Art Part II

13 Nov 2009
New York