I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed Director of the newly launched Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project.
The Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project seeks to document and research the diverse and extensive artistic practice of the Italian-American artist Harry Bertoia (1915-1978). The goal is to provide a comprehensive record and resource of the artist’s work, and will include his painting, graphics (including monotypes), furniture, jewelry, metalwork, sound recordings, and sculpture. An ongoing project, The Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné will be available online, published in stages, and regularly updated to reflect ongoing research. It will be accessible to scholars, educators, collectors, arts professionals, and any member of the public wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Bertoia’s work. Please note: The Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné and Project does not authenticate or provide valuations of Harry Bertoia artworks.
You can read more about the project in a recent interview with Celia Bertoia, President of the Harry Bertoia Foundation, for the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association.
The Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project relies on the knowledge of collectors, dealers, and scholars. Current and former collectors of work by Harry Bertoia are invited to contact the project and/or submit a work(s) to be considered for inclusion. We also welcome new information on exhibitions and literature that include work by Bertoia or other relevant information to project.
The Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project is committed to the privacy of collectors. Ownership information submitted to the project is intended for internal research purposes only, and will not be made public in the digital Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné without prior approval.