Sam Francis Foundation Releases Catalogue Raisonné Online

The Sam Francis Foundation has announced that the first installment of the artist’s catalogue raisonné is now available online. It contains 201 known entires on the Abstract Expressionist’s work from 1945 to 1949. The foundation will update the digital historical record as it continues its research into Francis’s oeuvre.

The catalogue, titled Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project—The Compilation of Unique Works on Paper and Expanded Version of Canvas and Panel Painting, is an interactive platform that was developed with panOpticon software. It includes the foundation’s archives, as well as holdings from the Getty Research Institute. Access will be free to the public, but only for a trial period.

“We are thrilled to launch this first volume of Sam Francis’s digital catalogue raisonné, SFCR, which highlights the latest and most exhaustive research on the artist available to anyone, anywhere,” said the foundation’s director, Debra Burchett-Lere.