Sam FRANCIS (1923-1994)

“Right or wrong, Sam Francis’s works remind the European of Monet’s late period. Let there be no mistake-it is not the semblance of colors and the atmosphere that justifies this comparison with Monet, but the miracle that, from an abstract conception, bursts forth the image of a lyrical pantheism to which Monet and Bonnard arrived at by means of the figurative, with Francis continuously transposing it and casting a spell over it.” – A. Rüdlinger

Sam Francis, New Gold Home, 1952, Gouache and watercolor on paper
Sam Francis
New Gold Home
1952
Gouache and watercolor on paper
60,9 x 48,9 cm
Initialled, titled, inscribed and dated “SF New Gold Home Paris 1952” on the verso

 

Provenance

– Minami Gallery, Tokyo
– Idemitsu Museum, Japan (acquired from the above in June 1978)
– Private collection, London

Exhibitions

– Paris, Pavillon des Arts, Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Art, Tokyo, Ogawa Art Foundation, Yayoi Gallery, « L’œuvre de Sam Francis dans les collections du Musée Idemitsu, 1986-87 », n°6
– Toyama, Museum of Modern Art, Chiba, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Museum of Art Ehime; Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fukushima, Iwaki City Museum of Art, Oita City Art Museum, “Sam Francis: From the Idemitsu Collection, 2002-03”, p.35, n°10

Bibliography

– Contemporary Great Masters: Sam Francis, Tokyo, 1994, p.89, pl.63.

 

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF52-015 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.

 

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