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M A N N Y S I LV E R M A N G A L L E R Y PRESENTS

SAM FRANCIS A Selection of Works For

THE ART SHOW

The Art Dealers Association of America New York, NY • March 3 - 7, 2015


On the cover: Detail of Untitled, 1952. Watercolor on paper 9 5â „8 x 5 1â „8 inches


M A N N Y S I LV E R M A N G A L L E RY

SAM FRANCIS PRESENTS

(b.1923 - d. 1994)

A Selection of Works For

THE ART SHOW

The Art Dealers Association of America New York, NY • March 3 -7, 2014

In 1986, at the encouragement and promise of an exhibition by his good friend, Sam Francis, Manny Silverman quit his day job and set out to open an art gallery. The following year, on famed La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, Manny Silverman Gallery opened its doors on October 24, 1987 with the exhibition, Sam Francis, 1959-1964. A catalogue accompanied the exhibition and included texts by Robert Shapazian and Pontus Hulten. Since 1987, Manny Silverman has mounted five exhibition of Francis’ work and collaborated on countless others. The selection of Francis’ works exhibited at The Art Show are presented with respect for the artist’s contribution to American abstract painting and commemorates twenty years since the artist’s passing.


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1952 Watercolor on paper 9 ⅝ x 5 ⅛ inches Inscribed and dated verso, “1952 Paris” #O03.4431 Provenance: Estate of the artist Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Bibliography: Waldberg, Michel. Sam Francis: Metaphysics of the Void, 1987, Toronto. Moos Book Publishing, Ltd., illus. in color, p. 24. Sam Francis Estate number SF52-045 (aka SF54-050 / SF54-063)


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1954 Watercolor on paper 8 ½ x 6 inches Signed, dated and noted “Paris” verso #O96.2614 Provenance: Acquired from the estate of the artist Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Exhibited: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1979 Bibliography: Selz, Peter. Sam Francis, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1975, Illus. p. 147 Sam Francis Estate number SF54-001


SAM FRANCIS Black in Red, Paris, 1955 Gouache on paper 7 ¾ x 9 ½ inches Signed, titled, dated and numbered “#5”verso #O99.3546 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Spiller Collection Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Exhibited: Zoe Dusanne Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1957 Galerie Klipstein und Kornfeld, Bern, 1957, (Solo show, checklist #14) Sam Francis Estate number SF55-013


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1958 Gouache on paper 10 ž x 7 Ÿ inches Signed and dated (twice) verso #O05.4912 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Private collection, Tokyo, Japan Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Sam Francis Estate number SF58-278


SAM FRANCIS Middle Way, 1958 Watercolor and gouache on paper 13 ¾ x 23 ¾ inches Initialed lower right; signed, titled and dated verso #C15.6193 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Private Collection, California Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY Christie’s New York, Contemporary sale, Nov. 9, 1983, Lot 158 Collection of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Sotheby’s New York, Contemporary sale, May 16, 2001, Lot 198 Private Collection Private Collection, Switzerland Exhibited: Sam Francis, Jun. 5-Jul. 31, 2014, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London Sam Francis Estate number SF58-105


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1959 Watercolor and gouache on paper 22 ½ x 16 ½ inches Signed lower right; signed and dated “January 1959” verso #O00.3725 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Collection of Dr. Nathan and Lillian Alpers, Los Angeles, CA (acquired from above in 1959) Collection of Lillian Alpers (by descent) Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Sam Francis Estate number SF59-424


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1959 Gouache on paper 3 ⅛ x 3 ž inches Signed and dated verso #C15.6187 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, NY Sam Francis Estate number SF59-542


SAM FRANCIS Collage, 1959 Gouache on paper collaged on paper 8 x 5 inches Signed, titled and dated verso, “Sam Francis Collage 1959 N.Y.� #O05.4913 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Private collection, Tokyo, Japan Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Sam Francis Estate number SF59-009 (aka SF59-085)


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1960 Watercolor on paper 9 ½ x 13 ¼ inches Signed, dated and inscribed verso, “Shimizu / Sam Francis / 1960 / Tokyo” #C15.6182 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Minami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Miyake Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Sam Francis Estate number SF60-1378


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1958/59 Watercolor on paper 14 ¼ x 8 ⅞ inches Signed and dated verso, “Sam Francis 1958” #C15.6183 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Minami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Private Collection, Tokyo, Japan Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Sam Francis Estate number SF59-269


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1963 Gouache on paper 22 ½ x 29 ⅞ inches Signed and dedicated verso, “For Tom, Sam, Sam Francis” #C15.6191 Provenance: Private Collection, Tokyo, Japan Minami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Private Collection Exhibited: Sam Francis, Jun. 5-Jul. 31, 2014, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK Sam Francis Estate number SF64-141


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1963 Gouache on paper 30 ½ x 45 inches Signed and dated verso #C15.6192 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Private Collection Exhibited: Sam Francis: 1957-1986, Jan. 19-Feb. 7, 1987, Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Sam Francis, Jun. 5-Jul. 31, 2014, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK Sam Francis Estate number SF63-267


SAM FRANCIS Untitled (#105), 1962 Acrylic on paper 13 x 9 ¼ inches Initialed, dated and inscribed verso, “S.F. 1962 #105” Estate numbered verso, “SF 62-007,” estate stamped verso #C14.6084 Provenance: Estate of Sam Francis Private Collection, Malibu, CA Sam Francis Estate number SF62-007


SAM FRANCIS Untitled Pasadena Box (No. 67), 1963-64 Gouache on postcard paper 7 ⅞ x 3 ¾ inches Signed and inscribed verso, “Sam Francis/67” #C15.6190 Provenance: Cynthia Drennon Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM Private Collection, California Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, NY Sam Francis Estate number SF64-622


SAM FRANCIS Untitled Pasadena Box, 1963-64 Gouache on postcard 4 x 5 ½ inches Signed verso #C15.6189 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Cynthia Drennon Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, NY Sam Francis Estate number SF64-612


SAM FRANCIS Untitled (No.92), 1963/64 Gouache on postcard paper 7 ¾ x 6 ¼ inches Signed and inscribed “92” verso #C15.6188 Provenance: Private Collection, California Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, NY Sam Francis Estate number SF64-623


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1965 Acrylic on paper 14 ¼ x 4 ½ inches Signed and dated verso #C15.6184 Provenance: Estate of the artist Ikon Ltd. Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA


SAM FRANCIS Untitled (PM), 1969 Acrylic on paper 10 x 14 inches Signed, dated, and numbered verso, “Sam Francis 1969 PM /SF69-1010/S2-42AA Estate stamped verso #C14.6085 Provenance: Estate of Sam Francis Private Collection, Malibu, CA Sam Francis Estate number SF69-1010


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1977 Acrylic on rice paper mounted on panel 37 x 72 inches Signed on verso #O14.5970 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles Private Collection, New York Exhibited: Art Attack Gallery, Boise, ID, Oct. 1983 Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1979 Sam Francis: Recent Paintings, 1976-1978, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, June 1978 (organized by Pontius Hulten) Lil Yevachs Konstael, Stockholm, 1978 Art in Progress, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark, Nov. 1977 Sam Francis Estate number SF77-112


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1977 Acrylic on canvas 42 x 42 inches Signed and dated verso, estate label verso, estate numbered on stretcher bar #C14.6086 Provenance: Acquired from the artist Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Private Collection, Malibu, CA Exhibited: Art of the 70’s, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1988 Sam Francis Estate number SFP 77-19


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1979 Acrylic on paper 18 x 58 inches Signed and dated verso #C15.6186 Provenance: Howard Russeck Fine Art, Gladwyne, PA Private Collection, Dallas, TX Private Collection, Europe Private Collection, California Private Collection, Europe Exhibited: Scott Richards Contemporary, San Francisco, CA Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstraction from California Collections, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA, Aug. 11, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, Jan. 26-Apr. 20, 2014 Sam Francis Estate number SF79-913


SAM FRANCIS Untitled, 1983 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 inches Signed verso #C15.6194 Provenance: Collection of the artist Private Collection, Tokyo, Japan Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, NY Sam Francis Estate number SF83-111


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