provenance researchers who
use panOpticon to archive online
are raising the bar for the entire art industry
“It is our intention not only to provide an historical record of Francis’s artworks, but also to embrace his creative and innovative spirit by offering a catalogue that can evolve and change as research continues to develop.”
the panOpticon information management system is specially built to enable provenance researchers to collect and document all the data around the artwork of an individual artist and make that data available for others to discover, access, interpret, and reuse.
Establishing and managing control over data is critically important for artists, their family members and their heirs, artist’s studio managers, artist’s estate executives, artist-endowed foundation managers and board members, gallerists, and gallery/artist liaison managers, service providers for artists’ estates, art lawyers and tax advisors, and all those who have a stake in the industry.
Verifiably accurate information about artworks and their histories can be published, it can be used to create teaching tools and interactive displays, it is indispensable when organizing exhibitions, it is of great help to working artists who are promoting themselves, and it is essential to the production of an authoritative catalogue raisonné.
Timely information is vital to both the security and the sustainability of the artist’s legacy.
“Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné Goes Online” — ARTnews
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Sam Francis (1923–1994), California Blue Coast, 1949. Gouache on paper, 35.56 x 44.45 cm (14 x 17 1/2 in.).