Facing within

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  • Provenance

    André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Byron R. Meyer Collection, San Francisco (acquired in 1979)
    Christie’s, New York, 9 May 2012, lot 203
    Duhamel Fine Arts, Paris
    Private Collection
    Phillips, London, 27 June 2016, lot 21
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Zurich, Galerie André Emmerich, American Painting, July - 26 August 1978

  • Literature

    Sam Francis: Peintures récentes 1976-1978, exh. cat., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1978, n.p. (illustrated)
    Sam Francis: Målningar 1976-1978, exh. cat., Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, 1978, n.p. (illustrated)
    David Lauer, Design Basics, New York, 1979, p. 24 (illustrated)
    Peter Selz, Sam Francis, New York, 1982, pl. 152, p. 230 (illustrated)
    Debra Burchett-Lere, ed., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings 1946-1994, Berkeley, 2011, no. SFF 662 (illustrated)

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    Sam Francis, 'Facing within', Lot 189

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

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Facing within

acrylic on canvas
167.3 x 213.6 cm (65 7/8 x 84 1/8 in.)
Painted in 1975.

This work is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation under archive number SFP75-7.

Estimate
£250,000 - 350,000 

sold for £250,000

Contact Specialist

Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Director, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

44 20 7318 4065
tkerimova@phillips.com

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020