Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonne

Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonne
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Edited by Martin Harrison.

London. The Estate of Francis Bacon. 2016. First edition. 5 volumes, cloth-bound hardbacks housed in matching slipcase. 104, 430, 444, 424, 136 pages. 800 colour illustrations. 310 x 245mm (12ľ x 9ĺ"). 18kg. 9780956927316. English. Fine; as new, sealed in custom shipping carton.

A landmark publication and essential reference for dealers, scholars and collectors of Bacon.

'Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonneis a landmark publishing event that presents the entire oeuvre of Baconís paintings for the first time and includes over 100 previously unpublished works. The impeccably produced five-volume, slipcased publication, containing each of Baconís 584 paintings, has been edited by Martin Harrison... An ambitious and painstaking project that has been ten years in the making, this seminal visual document eclipses in scope any previous publication on the artist and will have a profound effect on the perception of his work.

Containing around 800 illustrations across 1,538 pages within five cloth-bound hardcover volumes, the three volumes that make up the study of Baconís entire painting oeuvre are bookended by two further volumes: the former including an introduction and a chronology, and the latter a catalogue of Baconís sketches, an index, and an illustrated bibliography compiled by Krzysztof Cieszkowski.' (from the publisher's description).

In addition to the 584 paintings, the catalogue will contain illuminating supporting material. This includes sketches by Bacon, photographs of early states of paintings, images of Baconís furniture, hand-written notes by the artist, photographs of Bacon, his family and circle, and fascinating x-ray and microscope photography of his paintings.' (from the publisher's description).