Sale: 476 / Classics of the 20th Century III, Dec. 06. 2018 in Munich Lot 21

 

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Sam Francis
SF 90-197, Ca. 1990.
Acrylic on paper
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,960
Sold:
€ 14,375 / $ 16.675

(incl. 25% surcharge)
SF 90-197. Ca. 1990.
Acrylic on paper.
Verso with signature and estate stamp as well as with inscription "DEL 3055" and the work number "SF 90-197". On paper (with truncated watermark, left edge with perforation). 36.3 x 22.7 cm (14.2 x 8.9 in) , the full sheet.

The work is registered at the Sam Francis Foundation, Pasadena/California with the interims number SF90-197. It will be included into the forthcoming publication "Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper".
With a photo expertise issued by the Sam Francis Estate, Los Angeles.

PROVENANCE: Artist's estate (1994).
Gallery Delaive BV, Amsterdam (with gallery label on frame covering).

The artist's later works are "odes to the joy of life, characterized by an emotional warmth and a spiritual maturity that are hard to find nowadays. These color hymns unfold their magic effect from the virtuous employment of very few means, which, in return, go back to the early days of Action Painting, which Sam Francis never trifled with" (Sam Francis, in: Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Munich 1994, p. 10).



21
Sam Francis
SF 90-197, Ca. 1990.
Acrylic on paper
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,960
Sold:
€ 14,375 / $ 16.675

(incl. 25% surcharge)