PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES, AND DRAWINGS
The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings, Sculptures, and Drawings is a multi-volume, scholarly project that will document all of Warhol’s work in these media.
Volume 1 (Paintings and Sculpture 1961-1963) and Volumes 2A and 2B (Paintings and Sculptures 1964-1969), sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Thomas Ammann Fine Art, have been published by Phaidon Press. Edited by George Frei, Sally King-Nero, and Neil Printz, each volume comprehensively documents Warhol’s work during a particular period, discussing his source materials and working materials. Catalogue entries for each work include detailed histories of ownership, exhibitions, and literature.
Subsequent volumes sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts are documenting Warhol’s paintings and sculptures of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as his drawings and early paintings. Volume 3 (Paintings and Sculptures 1970-1974) and Volume 4 (Paintings and Sculpture late 1974-1976) were published by Phaidon Press in 2010 and 2014. Volume 5 (Paintings 1976-1978) is now in preparation.
Owners of works by Andy Warhol are encouraged to contact the Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné by filling in the owner information sheet below.
ANDY WARHOL CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ OWNER INFORMATION SHEET
One may email the form to catalogue at warholfoundation dot org or mail it to:
The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
65 Bleecker Street 7 FL
New York, NY 10012
T: 212 387-7555
F: 212 387-7560
With encouragement and support from the Foundation, additional multi-volume Catalogues Raisonnés have been published to cover Warhol’s prolific output in both Film and Prints.
After Warhol’s death, thousands of reels of film were found in his home, in labs, and in the Factory. These were combined with the films that Warhol himself had put on deposit at the Museum of Modern Art in 1984, and as a result of a series of grants from the Foundation, they are being preserved and documented through The Andy Warhol Film Project, a joint undertaking of MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art. To initiate work on a catalogue raisonné of the films, the Whitney hired film historian Callie Angell as adjunct curator of the Andy Warhol Film Project in 1991. After more than fifteen years of exhaustive research, Angell’s Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Vol 1, was published in 2006 by Harry Abrams and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The book – a resource of unprecedented scope and depth – presents stills from each of the 472 screen tests accompanied by detailed information about the film stock, its physical condition, any preservation undergone, a narrative description of “what happens” over the course of the shot and biographic information about the sitters. The second volume of The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné will cover the rest of Warhol’s cinema. Arranged in chronological order, each film will be documented with a filmographic entry, a film materials entry, preservation information, one or more frame enlargements and possible other related illustrations, and will be further explicated in an essay which describes the content of the film, the circumstances of its making, its relation to other films and works by Warhol, and other relevant history.
In 1997, Frayda Feldman and Claudia Defendi, Chief Curator and Curator of Prints at the Foundation, collaborated to document the artist's complete oeuvre in this medium with the revised and expanded third edition, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987. In 2003, Feldman and Defendi published a fourth edition which maintained the core of the third edition but also included a section on Portraits as well as a supplement entitled Illustrated Books and Portfolios from the 1950s. This catalogue, now the authoritative reference source on the subject, illustrates the breadth of Warhol’s work in printmaking and the depth of his innovations in the field, which together secure his position as one of the most important graphic artists of the twentieth century.