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Lot 316

Sam Francis, Attributed: Abstract Expressionist Composition

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

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Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994) Attributed: Abstract Expressionist Composition, Gouache on paper, signature, inventory number, and collection stamp verso, professionally framed. This work is accompanied by a bill of sale from 2007 which lists partial provenance.

One of the twentieth century’s most profound Abstract Expressionists, American artist Sam Francis (1923-1994) is noted as one of the first post-World War II painters to develop an international reputation. Francis created thousands of paintings as well as works on paper, prints and monotypes, housed in major museum collections and institutions around the world.

8 x 5 inches paper' 12 x 9 inches framed.

Joan Simon, New York (collection stamp, verso); John and Ann Robertson; thence by decent to Michael Robertson, NYC; Mark McDaniel, Philadelphia PA (2007); Private collection Santa Barbara, CA; Thomas J. Megale, Dix Hills NY.


Excellent condition with light toning visible on the bottom edge of the paper.

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