Artwork: Morningstar
Size: 65.5 x 60.5 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1963
Marks: Signed and dated twice 'Nay.63.' (lower right) and 'for Nov. 16th, 1963.' (lower left); Signed, titled and dated 'Nay-"MORNING'STAR"- 1963-' (on the stretcher) and Signed 'Nay' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Harry Brooks Collection, New York (gift from the artist in 1963); Thence by descent to the present owner in 2000
Exhibition history: Bratislava, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Sam Francis-Retrospective in Blue, 2010 (illustrated in colour, pp. 74-75); Amsterdam, Gallery Delaive, Sam Francis: a selection of paintings 1946-1992, 2010 - 2011 (illustrated in colour, p. 23)

Christie's London

Date: 2015-10-17
Lot Number: 256
Low Estimate: $90990 [+8%]
High Estimate: $121320 [-18%]
Hammer Price: $98580
Sold For: $122080