Information on approximately 3000 works to be included in the WPI’s Vlaminck Digital Database will be available upon request by late Spring 2019; no further submissions to database will be solicited

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc., is the sole owner of approximately seven thousand research dossiers concerning the work of Maurice de Vlaminck.  Nearly three thousand works of art received attestations of inclusion from the VlaminckCommittee between 1992 and 2018 and will be published in the WPI’s forthcoming Vlaminck Digital Database in the year 2029.  

Please be advised that the WPI will no longer solicit or study additional requests for inclusion to the Vlaminck Digital Database.

If you would like to know whether the committee studied a particular artwork between 1992 and 2018 and receive a summary of its existent research dossier from our archive, please submit an archival request through our website,  Please be advised that we will not be able to respond to your request until the late Spring of 2019, as all of our Vlaminck archival documents are currently being digitized and inventoried.  We kindly ask for your patience over these next few months as we process this material.

Catalogue Raisonné of the Painting and Sculpture of Jasper Johns To Be Published in April 2017

Most Comprehensive Study of the Artist’s Work to Date, Including Never-Exhibited Works and New Monograph; Five-Volume Publication Launches the Institute’s Publishing Imprint

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI) today announced the April 2017 publication of the Catalogue Raisonné of the Painting and Sculpture of Jasper Johns, the most comprehensive resource on the artist’s work to date. Produced in close collaboration with the artist and developed over more than a decade, the catalogue raisonné is authored by Roberta Bernstein, pre-eminent scholar of Johns’s work, who led a team of researchers including Heidi Colsman-Freyberger, Senior Researcher; Betsy Stepina Zinn, Editor; and Caitlin Sweeney, Senior Research Associate, who also oversees research projects at the WPI.

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New Foundation Dedicated to Art Historical Research and Digital Archiving Projects Announces First Initiatives

Elizabeth Gorayeb Appointed Executive Director of New Institute

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI), a new foundation dedicated to advancing art historical scholarship by fostering the accessibility, cataloguing, and digitization of primary sources, was publicly launched today. The WPI was cofounded by Guy Wildenstein, president of Wildenstein & Company, and Hasso Plattner, a leading entrepreneur in digital technology and an international benefactor of arts and education.

Elizabeth Gorayeb has been appointed executive director of the WPI. Gorayeb previously served as the senior vice president and director of research at Sotheby’s. She has led many significant research projects over the course of her career and has lectured internationally on research and attribution practices. She will be based in the WPI’s headquarters in New York and is building a team of researchers, technology experts, and administrators to support the Foundation’s work.

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