Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a Catalogue Raisonne?

What is a Catalogue Raisonne?

Catalogue Raisonne is an annotated listing including all the works of an artist. It is a comprehensive list including many specific details which help to identify the artist’s output in all media or one particular material. Some details include title, dimensions, date, medium, and location.

Engraving

Engraving is a technique where a metal plate or box is cut directly using an engraving tool. The sharp tool makes deep lines which are then inked and printed using heavy pressure. The image produced by the technique is clear.

Lambda print

A Lambda print is made in a Lambda laser printer. Lambda is a brand of the Durst company, which developed innovative digital forms of printing. The Durst Lambda was one of the first printers to use digital laser technology to print archival quality prints. Also called a Lambda c-type print.

Laser print

A Laser print is made using red, blue and green laser to expose light onto photographic silver halide paper. The exposed paper is processed with photographic chemicals to produce an archival quality print. The digital technology produces sharp images and highly uniform color.

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