Foster's European Kline Retrospective Exhibition, Franz Kline: Art and the Structure of Identity, provided an appropriate base upon which to compose a comprehensive monograph for the artist and to initiate a much-needed catalogue of the work, both currently in progress. Although there is general awareness of Foster’s Franz Kline project, this statement seeks to confirm its objectives and further seeks to enlist the support of individuals and institutions that are, or have been, involved with Kline’s work.
Franz Kline: Art and the Structure of Identity, Stephen Foster, curator
The project’s objectives involve creating a comprehensive, twofold (catalogue and monograph) Kline publication which will concentrate on the post-1946/7 work and which would incorporate a definitive as possible cataloguing initiative of the paintings and works on paper from the mid forties to Kline’s death in 1962 (for practical purposes, the Egan and Janis years). The project's resources are very considerable and represent the most comprehensive collection of images and information on Franz Kline assembled to date.