ArtNews reports on the imminent launch of a Cézanne catalogue raisonné that will be published online:
And every so often, a previously unrecorded Cézanne will show up. So far, only one painting will appear in the new catalogue that wasn’t in the 1996 book—a small oil-on-canvas “Bathers” scene painted between 1902 and 1906, which sold for $3.1 million at Christie’s in late 2011.
“Walter and David and I looked at the painting—this was before it came up for auction—individually and together. And we decided that it was right,” Warman says. “And we feel very strongly that there are a couple of other works that should be added to the Cézanne catalogue,” she continues. “We’re trying to look at every painting, which is impossible because some are just missing, lost during World War II.” […]
The website is scheduled to have a soft launch on May 12, the shared birthday (30 years apart) of Rewald and Nash. At that time, Cézanne scholars and other insiders will test out the site and give feedback ahead of its debut—and then it will grow in perpetuity through updates. “We’re anxious to get it out,” says Warman. “It’s the kind of thing that’s organic. It will never be finished. It can never be finished.”
All Cézanne, All Virtual, All the Time (ARTnews)