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Sale: 452 / A private collection, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 762

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SF 67-024. 1967.
Acrylic on paper.
Verso with signature- and estate stamp, as well as inscribed by hand with the work number "SF 67-024", the date and the dimensions in inches. On firm wove paper. 58 x 82 cm (22.8 x 32.2 in).

The work is registered at the Samuel L. Francis Foundation, Glendale/California, with the number SF67-024 and will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné by Debra Burchett-Lere.

PROVENANCE: From artis's estate.
Ikon Ltd. Fine Art, Santa Monica, California.

EXHIBITION: Sam Francis: Paintings and Gouaches, Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles 1 December 1969 - 3 January 1970, cat. no. 9 (with black and white illu.).
Sam Francis de 1947 a 1988 sur Papier, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris 21 October - 26 November 1988.
Sam Francis: The Relationship of Drawings, Annotated Unique Proofs and Prints from The Edge & Fresh Air Period, 3rd October - 14 November 1998.

The highly interesting conceptual period of the "Edge Paintings" was in the second half of the 1960s. Sam Francis turned to a clearly structured and reduced usage of form and color. In general, his choice of colors delivered proof of his rediscovered preference for intensive colors that he pushes to the sheet's border areas. "The gaudy colors and harsh contrasts are balanced out by the white which serves as a 'neutral ground' allowing the observer excursions into realms of colors and contrasts and serving as a safe harbor for an 'optical retreat' at any time." (Andreas Denk, in: kunstforum vol. 122, 1993, exhibitions: Bonn, p. 407)
Sam Francis
SF 67-024, 1967.
Acrylic on paper
€ 40,000 / $ 45,200
€ 50,000 / $ 56.499

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