CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ ADDENDUM
The RPAA Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Addendum focuses exclusively on genuine paintings that, for various reasons, were not included in the official Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné. We will be updating it as additional genuine works come to our attention.
Please Note: RPAA Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Addendum has no connection to the official Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Why It’s Needed: Catalogue raisonnés, which are compendiums of an artist’s entire body of work, are always insightful. The official Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné is one of the best; an amalgam of impressive research and good design. And it’s still ongoing, with more volumes to come in future years. But just like every famous artist’s catalogue raisonné, from Picasso to Pollock, it’s not complete.
Over the last several years, Richard Polsky Art Authentication has examined a number of works which turned out to be authentic Andy Warhol paintings. The reasons why they never appeared in the Warhol Catalogue Raisonné include: failure to submit the painting to the Warhol Board before it closed, paintings given by Warhol as gifts which failed to appear in the Warhol studio records, and the Warhol Board’s interpretation of intent behind the creation of certain paintings. Also, given Warhol’s vast output, some of his pictures simply fell between the cracks and never came to the attention of the Catalogue Raisonné committee.
Goal: Our objective is to present the art world with a more complete list of genuine Andy Warhol paintings — which will hopefully lead to a greater understanding of his work. The Addendum should prove beneficial to collectors of Warhol’s work, dealers, auction houses, and scholars.
Criteria for Inclusion: We will only include works of art in the catalogue that have been evaluated and authenticated by us. We are also willing to re-examine paintings that were stamped “Denied” by the Warhol Board.