Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is provenance?

What is provenance?

It means chronology of ownership, location or custody of an artwork. The reason for tracing an object's provenance is to provide circumstantial and contextual evidence of its original discovery or production by establishing of its ownership, places of storage and custody. Experts opinions, comparative techniques and scientific test results may be used to achieve this. 

Limited Edition Print

A limited edition print is one of a number of prints made at the same time from one printmaking plate. A fixed number are made and signed by the artist, indicating the printing order, using the format 1/10, meaning “first of ten prints”.

Sound Art

Artistic discipline where sound is used as a medium. Like the other contemporary art genres, Sound Art is interdisciplinary in its nature. It can engage with a wide range of subjects that include electronics, acoustics, noise music, psychoacoustics, audio media, video or film and sculpture among other subjects. Early examples of sound art include Luigi Russolo's noise intoners and other experiments done by surrealists, Dadaists and happenings of Fluxus among others.

Chalk

Chalk is calcium carbonate, a mineral substance. In art, chalk is most often described in reference to drawing with chalk sticks. These are a mix of chalk, pigment in various colors and gum Arabic, pressed into a stick with four flat sides.

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