Samuel Lewis Francis (American, 1923-1994) very small untitled abstract acrylic on canvas painting comprised of thickly applied primary colors which have trickled down the sides of the canvas. Signed "Sam Francis" and inscribed "For Jan", en verso. Unframed. 2" H x 3" W. Note: this work is #7958 in the Sam Francis Catalog Raisonne. Accompanying this lot is one (1) copy of the limited edition book, SAM FRANCIS by Yves Michaud, No. 6 of 7000, containing one (1) abstract lithograph, signed in plate "Sam Francis" lower right. (Paris: Daniel Papierski, 1974, published in French, 10" x 12").
Burst paint bubbles and drying cracks to surface of painting, as made. Book with three foldout pages having minor creasing and one foldout with minute tear, otherwise in overall good condition. Lithograph in overall excellent condition.
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The collection of Jan Anderson, formerly of California. Anderson was curator of Sam Francis's "The Litho Shop" in Santa Monica, CA from 1983-1992.