SAM FRANCIS (1923-1994)
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.