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Blue Balls, 1962

Sam Francis, American, b. San Mateo, California, 1923–1994

Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 1/8 in. (182.7 x 152.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.1868

Provenance:
The artist, Santa Monica, to 19 June 1967
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 19 June 1967-31 August 1981
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest," 7 August-16 November 1986, unpublished checklist, no. 39.
BAYLY ART MUSEUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Charlottesville. "California Classics: Art from the 1960s and 1970s," 19 April-16 June 1991, n.p., ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Gravity's Edge," 7 February-15 June 2014, no cat.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (Second Generation)