White, Green Earth
Artwork: White, Green Earth
Size: 248.5 x 174 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1951
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Dr. Franz Meyer Sr., Zurich; Mrs. Marguerite Meyer-Mahler, Zurich; Collection of Franz and Pia Meyer Federspiel, Zurich; Thence by descent to the present owner
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Nina Dausset, Sam Francis: Peintures, 1952; Tokyo, Tokyo Department Store Gallery, The Adventure of Today's Painting: The Art of Sam Francis and Toshimitsu Imai, 1957. This exhibition later travelled to Osaka, Kintetsu Department Store Gallery; Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Sam Francis, 1960, no. 4. This exhibition later travelled to Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Sam Francis, 1963, no. 4; Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Sam Francis: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1967, no. 33 (illustrated, p. 33); Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Sam Francis, 1968, no. 7. This exhibition later travelled to Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein and Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Sam Francis, 1993, p. 81 (illustrated in colour, p. 80); Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Sam Francis: Les annees parisiennes 1950-1961, 1995-1996, p. 80 (illustrated in colour, p. 81; Moderna Museet installation view illustrated, p. 197); Mendrisio, Museo d'Arte, Sam Francis, 1997, p. 95 (illustrated in colour, p. 65); Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990, 1999-2001, p. 57, pl. 5 (illustrated in colour and illustrated on the front cover). This exhibition later travelled to Houston, Menil Collection; Malmo, Malmo Konsthall and Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

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Date: 2018-10-04
Lot Number: 31