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Tue, Oct 4, 2022 01:00PM EDT - Thu, Oct 13, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 201

Sam Francis, Attributed: Abstract Composition

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994) attributed: Abstract Composition. Acrylic on masonite, signed upper right, framed. Small sketches verso.

Sam Francis was a second-generation abstract expressionist who, with artists like Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell, experimented with the expressive use of color. While in Paris, his work became associated with the Tachisme, the French equivalent to abstract expressionism.

27 x 17.5 inches frame; 21.5 x 11.75 inches board.

Private collection, Antwerp, Belgium; 1970, Lynn Vandermeulen, Belgium; 2005 North Carolina Estate, USA.

Excellent condition with the exception of a few areas showing craquelure.

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