Sam Francis

Dense and Now (SFF.1587)
1989

Sam Francis, Dense and Now (SFF.1587)

Acrylic on canvas

61 × 30.5 cm / 24 × 12 in

Signed, dated and numbered "SFP89-20" by the studio on the verso

Place of execution: Venice, California (Venice Blvd. studio)

Catalogue Raisonné by Burchett-Lere 2011 no. SFF.1587; Registered in the archive of the Sam Francis Foundation, Glendale, USA as no. SFP89-20

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Provenance

The artist’s studio; Knoedler Gallery, London; Private Collection London (1989); Waddington Galleries, London; Private Collection Hong Kong (1992); Waddington Galleries, London (1994); Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Gallerie Faurschou, Copenhagen; Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf (2004); Private Collection Hamburg; Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg (June 13, 2008, lot 112); Galerie Thomas, Munich; Private Collection North Rhine-Westphalia

Exhibitions
  • Galerie Ludorff, Sam Francis >SPACE & CONTAINMENT<, Düsseldorf 2021
  • Berlin Art Projects, "Abstrakte Welten - Sam Francis/Christian Awe", Mai - Juni, Berlin 2009
  • Knoedler Gallery, “Sam Francis: Paintings”, November–Dezember, London 1989
Literature
  • Galerie Ludorff, "Sam Francis >SPACE & CONTAINMENT<", Düsseldorf 2021, S. 62
  • Debra Burchett-Lere (Hg.), "Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings. 1964-1994", Berkeley 2011, no. SFF.1587
  • Berlin Art Projects (Hg.), "Abstrakte Welten - Sam Francis/Christian Awe", Ausst.-Kat. Berlin 2009, S. 8
  • Elodie Rahard/Galerie Jean Fournier: "Cartons d’invitation de 1955 à 2006", Paris 2007, S. 145
  • Gallery Delaive, "Sam Francis: Remembering 1923–1994", Ausst.-Kat., Amsterdam 2004, S. 128
  • Knoedler Gallery (Hg.), “Sam Francis: Paintings”, Ausst.-Kat., London 1989, o. S.

About Sam Francis

The U.S. American painter Sam Francis is one of the most important representatives of Abstract Expressionism following a second generation of artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko or Willem de Kooning.

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