Study For Moby Dick, Number Two
Artwork: Study For Moby Dick, Number Two
Size: 57.1 x 76.2 cm
Medium: Acrylic and gouache on paper
Creation year: 1959
Marks: Signed 'Sam Francis' (lower center); signed again and dated 'Sam Francis 1959' (on the reverse)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Martha Jackson, New York, 1961; Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 1974
Exhibition history: College Park, The University of Maryland Art Gallery; New York, The Finch College Museum of Art; Buffalo, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Private Collection of Martha Jackson, June 1973-February 1974, no. 25; Stanford University Museum of Art, Twentieth-Century Drawings from the Anderson Collection: Auguste Rodin to Elizabeth Murray, November 1988-February 1989, no. 27; Lawrence, University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Unpainted to the Last: Moby-Dick and American Art, 1940-1990, August-October 1995, pl. 19 (illustrated); Santa Clara, Triton Museum of Art, A Bay Area Connection: Works from the Anderson Collection, November 1995-February 1996, p. 47; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 2000-January 2001, pp. 328 and 363, no. 88, pl. 194 (illustrated); Skarhamn, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Pacific Light: A Survey of California Watercolor, 1908-2008, May-September 2008, pp. 69 and 168 (illustrated); Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper, March- August 2018

Christie's New York

Date: 2018-11-16
Lot Number: 605
Low Estimate: $300000 [+19%]
High Estimate: $500000 [-28%]
Hammer Price: $360000
Sold For: $444500