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Edited by Deborah Burchette-Lere with an essay by William C. Agee, Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonne of Canvas Paintings and Panels 1946-1994 brings together, for the first time, all the known paintings on canvas and panel of California-born abstract expressionist Sam Francis (1923-1994) and offers a comprehensive chronicle of his artistic journey.
One of the twentieth century's leading interpreters of light and color, Francis maintained studios not only in New York and Los Angeles, but also in Paris, Bern, and Tokyo, making his reach truly international.
Elegantly boxed, the Sam Francis catalogue raisonnné includes a richly illustrated book with informative texts and two DVDs with authoritative entries for the canvas and panel paintings in an easily browsable, groundbreaking format. It offers the ultimate reference on this artist and a vital research tool. Color images and documentation for all 1,850-plus paintings on canvas and panel by Francis (hundreds reproduced for the first time) on two DVDs. A lavish book with an extended essay by Francis scholar William C. Agee and a biographical timeline by catalogue raisonnné editor Debra Burchett-Lere. Rare footage of Francis at work, writings by the artist, and descriptions of his studios and techniques. Access to electronic updates as they become available. Easily searchable information in a groundbreaking, twentieth-first-century format.
-Hardcover in clamshell, clothbound slipcase.
-33 x 28 x 7.25 cm
-2011, University of California Press