Untitled (SF72-013). 1972. Gouache and acrylic. Verso inscribed "2708 F" by a hand other than that of the artist, as well as inscribed with direction and an arrow. On wove paper, laid on canvas. 41 x 32.7 cm (16.1 x 12.8 in). [CH].
The work is registered at the Sam Francis Foundation, Pasadena/California with the interims identiofication number SF72-013, and will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné "Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper".
PROVENANCE: Galerie André Emmerich, New York. Falchi Arte Moderna, Milan (verso with the gallery label). Private collection Italy (from ca. 1975) Private collection Italy (inherited from aforementioned). Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.
EXHIBITION: Sam Francis. Works on Paper, André Emmerich Gallery, New York, December 02, 1972 to January 03, 1973 (with exhibition label on the stretcher).
LITERATURE: Christie's, London, Auction 7358, Post War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, February 9, 2007, lot no. 253.