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Welcome to the Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project. The project includes documentation of unique works on canvas, paper, monotypes, limited editions and other (i.e. ceramics and mixed media works). The entries are presented out of chronological order as our research is ongoing and will be updated on a daily basis. All information is subject to change. 

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Sam Francis in Parisian Café, early 1950s.
Sam Francis in Parisian Café, early 1950s.