Francis Picabia Catalogue Raisonne : 1 (Mercatorfonds)
This publication is the first of four volumes in the catalogue raisonné of Francis Picabia, one of the most significant, challenging artists of the 20th century. The works in Volume I range from Picabia’s early pieces as an Impressionist in 1898 to his cubic and abstract paintings in 1912?-14, which constitute landmarks in the history of modern art. This volume allows for new critical and scientific readings of his work and piques interest in his lesser-known pieces. Along with illustrations of each featured work, the book includes an introduction, chronology, bibliography, and excerpts of relevant primary source documents.