When you put panOpticon to work
— the results are not just compilations of
records to be referenced by a few —
they are dynamic processes that play a continuing role
in both the interpretation and the business of art
“The ease with which we can document data, upload images, create lists and notes as part of our daily research has allowed us to expand our archives in so many ways. We can’t imagine a better system.”
Director, Sam Francis Foundation
A new “living catalogue raisonné” embraces
the creative spirit of Sam Francis
“SFCR is an interactive digital platform that presents for the first time unique works on paper and new information. Embracing the artist’s creative and innovative spirit, the “living catalogue raisonné” will be amended regularly, both with new entries and with updates to existing pages, which will be time-stamped as they are modified.
“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,” says Debra Burchett-Lere, Director of the Sam Francis Foundation. “It furthers the Foundation’s mission as it enables the international audience, to whom Francis was so significant, to access his vast oeuvre and learn new information about him as it is being discovered.”
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SFF5.119 (Francis Archive SF52-059)
Gouache and watercolor on paper
24 x 19.6 cm (9 7/16 x 7 3/4 in.)
INSCRIPTIONS: Signed and dated on verso in red paint: Sam Francis 1952
ADDITIONAL NOTATIONS: Notated by studio assistant on verso with the Litho
Shop identification number in pencil: SF52-059
CREATION LOCATION: Paris
COLLECTION: Private Collection, Bern