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James Siena, Parsed Digraph, 2020. Acrylic and charcoal on linen. 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm).
Photo courtesy the artist

Artifex Press is pleased to announce that it will be offering free access to the James Siena Catalogue Raisonné, edited by Ariela Alberts, beginning January 15, 2021.

The James Siena Catalogue Raisonné is the definitive record of all paintings, sculptures, and gouaches created by the artist dating back to 1989, the year that he began to paint almost exclusively on metal, a decision that defined his painting practice for nearly three decades, until he began working with large-scale canvases in 2017. Also included is an extensive selection of early works dating from 1977 to 1988. Siena’s voice is found throughout the catalogue in excerpts of interviews and, notably, in comments that he has written exclusively for this publication. Last month, the catalogue was updated with the artist’s newest works from 2020, providing the most up to date overview of his oeuvre. Read more about Siena’s latest series of work in this blog post.

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The James Siena Catalogue Raisonné will be available for free through the end of February 2021, as part of Artifex Press’s ongoing effort to provide access to its catalogues at a time when many libraries and institutions are closed to the public to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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