BACON, FRANCIS. CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ

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Martin Harrison, London, 2016.

5 clothbound volumes, 1,556 pp., 800 color illustrations.

A landmark in art scholarship: these five clothbound volumes gather Francis Bacon's entire oeuvre for the first time with reproductions and documentation of all 584 of the artist's paintings, including more than 100 previously unpublished and never publicly exhibited works
This landmark publishing event presents the entire oeuvre of Bacon’s paintings for the first time in a deluxe five-volume boxed set

Editor Martin Harrison, following his appointment by the Estate of Francis Bacon, has devoted over a decade to the creation of this magnificent publication, the first-ever complete catalogue raisonné of the work of the great British painter. Including many previously unpublished paintings, this five-volume set allows Bacon’s oeuvre to be seen and assessed in its entirety for the first time, with all works reproduced in full color. The only previous Bacon catalogue raisonné was published in 1964, gathering only 37% of Bacon’s ultimate oeuvre, and featuring only 27 color reproductions. Only about half of the 584 paintings that survive are accessible to the public in exhibitions and publications; with Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, the painter’s entire oeuvre can be seen and assessed for the first time.

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