Archival Inquiry

The WPI can verify if a work of art was previously recorded in our Archives and provide a summary of the information contained in the archival dossier. We can only fulfill Archival Inquiries for works on which we maintain research dossiers. If the WPI does not maintain a dossier on the specific work of art contained in the Archival Inquiry, we will not be able to provide any further information, and your Inquiry will not be refunded. Since these dossiers contain information that may have been compiled by third-party institutions, we do not make any representations or warranties about the content or accuracy of the information contained therein. Please note that any response to an Archival Inquiry from the WPI does not indicate a new decision regarding inclusion in a forthcoming WPI catalogue raisonné or digital corpus. This request will not incur any new research; no exceptions. This service requires a prepayment of $550 plus NY state sales tax.

To submit a request, please create an Account and complete an Archival Inquiry.

Please note: We will not provide any refunds if our staff have already begun work on a request. However, the WPI will provide a refund, less any applicable processing fees, for an Archival Inquiry that is exchanged for a Request for Research and Inclusion for the same work of art. All refunds are subject to processing fees. No other refunds will be provided for services rendered.