Private Sale

Sam Francis

To Hölderlin


Watercolor on paper

Price upon request

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Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994).

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF52-051 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper.

This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

Height: 19.62 inches / 49.83 cm
Width: 25.62 inches / 65.07 cm

Signed, titled and dated 1952 on the reverse


Estate of the artist, California (acquired in 1994)

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis (acquired from the above in 1999)

Banca Akros Collection, Milan (acquired from the above circa 2000)

Galerie Thomas, Munich

Collection of Claire and Garrick Stephenson, New York (acquired from the above in 2003)

Christie’s, New York, March 4, 2016, lot 34 (consigned by the above)

Acquired by the present owner from the above sale


Paris, Galerie Jean Fournier, Sam Francis, de 1947 à 1988, sur papier, October - November 1988

New York, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, Sam Francis: Paintings & Works on Paper from the 1950s, November - December 1999, no. 5, p. 19, illustrated

New York, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Sam Francis Works on Paper from the 50s, April - May 2003,

illustrated in color


Banca Akros, Relazione sulla gestione e bilancio al 31 dicembre 2000, Milan, 2000, p. 10, illustrated in color

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