Publishers Lund Humphries and Artifex Press are co-hosting a one-day international symposium on the importance, challenges and practicalities of compiling a catalogue raisonné, including the new publishing options afforded by digital technology. Whether you are a researcher, an artist, an artist’s estate, a gallery or a collector, this event will be essential in providing insight into the catalogue raisonné process from international experts with experience of a wide range of different kinds of projects, including catalogues of contemporary practices such as video and installation.
Topics covered will include: how to go about setting up a catalogue raisonné project; funding and authentication issues; how to collaborate with a living artist or an artist's estate; an exploration of research techniques and the editorial challenges of the process itself; the options for publishing your catalogue raisonné.
Many of the sessions will take the form of round-table discussions to encourage debate and allow attendees plenty of opportunity to raise any questions or concerns they have about the process.
Confirmed speakers include: Dr David Anfam (author, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, Yale University Press, 1998); Lindsay Aveilhé (editor, Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné); Dr Lee Beard (editor, Ben Nicholson: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings & Carved Reliefs); Susan Cooke (Director of Programming, the US Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association, and Associate Director of David Smith Sculptures: A Catalogue Raisonné); Dr Dietmar Elger (Director of the Gerhard Richter Archive at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and editor of the Gerhard Richter Catalogue Raisonné); Dr Jo Melvin (Director Barry Flanagan Estate and Reader in Fine Art Theory, Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts); James Rawlin (independent advisor and curator, formerly Head of Modern and Post-war British Art at Sotheby's); Karen Sanig (Head of Art Law, Mishcon de Reya); Mark Waugh (Head of Research and Innovation, DACS); Sarah Whitfield (editor, William Scott: Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings, Thames & Hudson, 2013). The day will be chaired by art historian Dr Nicholas Tromans (curator of Watts Gallery).