Bright Ring
Artwork: Bright Ring
Size: 162.6 x 112.4 cm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Creation year: 1966
Marks: Signed and stamped 'Sam Francis' on the reverse; further numbered 'SFP66-8' several times on the overlap and stretcher
Category: Paintings
Provenance: André Emmerich Gallery, New York; Private Collection, New York (acquired from the previous in 1969); Sotheby's, New York, May 16, 1979, lot 350; André Emmerich Gallery, New York (acquired at the previous sale); Sam Francis, California (acquired via exchange with the previous in 1983); Sam Francis Estate, California (acquired from the previous in 1994); Galerie Proarta, Zurich (acquired from the previous in 2000); Private Collection; Acquired from the previous by the present owner in 2016
Exhibition history: Tokyo Central Bijutsukan Gallery; Osaka, Gutai Pinacotheca, Sam Francis, May 10 - June 17, 1968; New York, ACA Galleries, Looking West, September 19 - October 14, 1972, no. 16 (illustrated); Paris, Pavillon des Arts, organized with the Idemitsu Museum of Arts; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Ogawa Art Foundation, Tokyo, L’oeuvre de Sam Francis dans les collections du Musée Idemitsu, September 18, 1986 - December 5, 1987; Zurich, Galerie Proarta, Sam Francis: Bilder 1949 bis 1968, May 26 - July 23, 2004, pp. 46-47 (illustrated)

Phillips New York

Date: 2016-11-17
Lot Number: 149