The Bound And The Unbound
Artwork: The Bound And The Unbound
Size: each panel: 244 x 122; overall: 244 x 610 cm
Medium: Acrylic on gessoed hollow-core wooden panels
Creation year: 1984
Marks: Each panel is numbered sfp84-114 and their respective panel number and signed on the underside of the first panel
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo; Acquired by the present owner from the previous
Exhibition history: New York, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Sam Francis: New Work, 8 November-1 December 1984; Japan, Toyama, Museum of Modern Art, Sam Francis, 23 April-19 June 1988, pp. 34-35, no. 7 (illustrated in colour). This exhibition later travelled in the same year to additional venues in Japan: Karuizawa, Seibu Takanawa, Museum of Modern Art, 4 August-4 September; Shiga, Museum of Modern Art, 10 September-16 October; Kurashiki, Ohara Museum of Art, 25 October-27 November; and Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, 25 February-26 March 1989; Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Sam Francis, 12 February-18 April 1993, pp. 216-17 (illustrated in colour) ; Japan, Tokuyama, Tokuyama City Museum of Art and History, Sam Francis and Sengai: From the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, 11 April-1 June 1997, pp. 44-47, pl. 20-1, 20-2 (illustrated in colour) ; Japan, Toyama, Museum of Modern Art, Sam Francis: From the Idemitsu Collection, 10 August-16 September 2002, pp. 89-92, no. 51 (illustrated in colour). This exhibition later travelled to additional venues in Japan: Chiba, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, 28 September-10 November 2002; Ehime, Museum of Art Ehime, 16 November-23 December 2002; Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, 5 April-25 May 2003; Fukushima, Iwaki City Art Museum, 3 June-6 July 2003, Oita, Oita City Art Museum, 13 September-26 October 2003

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Date: 2018-10-01
Lot Number: 522
Low Estimate: $192044 [+126%]
High Estimate: $256058 [+70%]
Hammer Price: $435299
Sold For: $537722