SAM FRANCIS (1923-1994)

Untitled (SF-196), 1975


From the numbered edition of 28

Approx. 36 x 60 inches framed



Artist to Anonymous Collector to

Santa Monica Auctions to ViCA


Santa Monica Auctions, 2017

Art In Place, ViCA/Newberry Lofts, 2017-2018

Art in a New Place, ViCA/Long Beach Museum of Art Annex, 2018

A History of Venice, Mike Kelley Gallery, 2019

During his lifetime Sam Francis had 113 solo exhibitions in major museums and galleries. On May 15, 2013, “Symphony in Blue,” a 1958 watercolor and gouache on paper set the record for a Sam Francis work on paper, selling at Sotheby’s for $1.14M. “Summer #1” a 1957 oil on canvas sold for $11M, a new record for the artist.

Since his death in 1994 he has been the subject of over 90 solo exhibitions.