In May 2020, the WPI released its latest print publication: The Letters of Edgar Degas, edited by Theodore Reff. This essential three-volume reference on the artist offers an indispensable resource to anyone interested in Degas, Impressionism, or 19th-century French history and literature and is distributed by Penn State University Press.
In addition to ongoing digital projects, the WPI will produce select print publications that draw from primary sources and archival material and exemplify our commitment to scholarly research. Since its founding in 2016, the WPI has published the acclaimed, five-volume Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture, as well as the reprint of its first volume, Roberta Bernstein’s monograph, Jasper Johns: Redo an Eye.
The WPI is also proud to announce the forthcoming Paul Gauguin: Paintings, 1891–1903, a monumental online publication that will serve as the next, highly-anticipated release of the Gauguin Catalogue Raisonné. Additionally, the WPI is working in close collaboration with the Estate of Tom Wesselmann to produce the first installment of the Tom Wesselmann Digital Catalogue Raisonné, which will focus on Wesselmann’s celebrated Great American Nudes series.
Prior to publication of the first installment, the WPI will launch an online initiative called the Tom Wesselmann Digital Corpus. This searchable database incorporates the WPI’s ongoing research for the forthcoming digital catalogue raisonné and will be freely available for public use in late-June, 2020. Developed on the WPI’s state-of-the-art tech platform, these digital publications will incorporate archival material, allow for complex research queries, and facilitate access to a wider breadth of resources.
The WPI continues to compile information for the following catalogue raisonné projects: Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Albert Marquet, Camille Pissarro, Odilon Redon, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Kees Van Dongen. We invite you to revisit our website periodically for updates on these projects and others that we currently have in development. We also encourage you to browse through our selection of digitized catalogue raisonnés available under Legacy Publications.