Hauser & Wirth Institute is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) private operating foundation dedicated to art historical scholarship and to the preservation and accessibility of artists’ archives. More

Grants

Grant awarded to SIXTY Inches from Center

As part of our new Research Grant Program we awarded $25,000 to SIXTY Inches from Center / Chicago Archives + Artists Project to support their resident artists and the production of their book Archives + Artists: Case Studies in Collaboration, a guide that will share their experiences over several years of collaborations between artists' and archivists' communities.

Events

Artist-Centered Archiving

JULY 24 2021 • 7PM

The archives field is increasingly shifting its focus from institutional collecting to supporting and empowering communities to archive themselves. Join us for a conversation with the innovative game-changers at ART360 Foundation, SIXTY Inches From Center, and Voices of Contemporary art as they discuss programs connecting communities and artists with tools to preserve their own legacies.

Projects

Jason Rhoades

In cooperation with the Estate of Jason Rhoades, Hauser & Wirth Institute is cataloguing, digitizing, and creating an online portal to the collected materials of the Jason Rhoades Archive.

Archive

Jason Rhoades

In cooperation with the Estate of Jason Rhoades, Hauser & Wirth Institute will catalogue, digitize, and create an online portal to the collected materials of the Jason Rhoades Archive.

Catalogue Raisonné

Franz Kline
Paintings on Canvas, 1950–1962

Hauser & Wirth Institute will produce an online catalogue raisonné of Franz Kline paintings on canvas, 1950–1962, in cooperation with the Estate of Franz Kline.

Catalogue Raisonné

The Drawings of Eva Hesse

This project brings together Hesse’s complete body of works on paper for the first time, and will comprise almost 1,100 sketches, prints, and drawings realized between 1952 and the artist’s untimely death in 1970, including around 350 works from her teenage and student years.

Archive

Mary Henry

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Catalogue Raisonné

Franz Kline
Paintings on Canvas,
1950–1962

Hauser & Wirth Institute will produce an online catalogue raisonné of Franz Kline paintings on canvas, 1950–1962, in cooperation with the Estate of Franz Kline. The Institute has provided funding to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, to catalogue and digitize the Franz Kline archive in order to realize this project, and enable for the first time unrestricted online access to this material at the Archives of American Art for educational purposes.

These two initiatives are intended to enrich scholarship on Franz Kline and increase public knowledge of his work and contributions to art history. Franz Kline Paintings, 1950–1962 will provide researchers and the public free and open access to this definitive resource on Kline’s paintings from a watershed period in the career of this eminent American abstractionist.

Franz Kline Paintings, 1950–1962 is being developed under the direction of Kline scholar Robert Mattison, Dr. Marshall R. Metzger Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art at Lafayette College. Dr. Mattison’s scholarship on American modernism has included such artists as Arshile Gorky, Grace Hartigan, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Theodoros Stamos. Dr. Mattison earned PhD and MFA degrees from Princeton University, an MA from Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a BA from Middlebury College.

Should you wish to provide information about a painting by Franz Kline that is in your collection, we kindly ask that you fill out the information request form, linked below, to the best of your knowledge. If there is more than one work in your collection that falls into this category, please complete individual forms for each. Only the painting’s owner, or an authorized representative of the painting’s owner, may complete this form. Any information that you provide will be used solely for the purposes of the Franz Kline catalogue raisonné project.

Franz Kline, Wanamaker Block, 1955. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Richard Brown
Baker, B.A. 1935. © 2018 The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue Raisonné

The Drawings
of Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse, No title, 1965. Ink on paper. 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 in. (49.8 x 64.8 cm) © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Collection of Israel Museum, Jerusalem, gift of Helen Hesse Charash to the American Friends of the Israel Museum, 1987 (B87.0551).

In cooperation with the Estate of Eva Hesse, Hauser & Wirth Institute is producing an online catalogue raisonné of The Drawings of Eva Hesse. The project brings together Hesse’s complete body of works on paper for the first time, and will comprise almost 1,100 sketches, prints, and drawings realized between 1952 and the artist’s untimely death in 1970, including around 350 works from her teenage and student years. The catalogue raisonné will document her transition from early naturalistic landscape to abstract expressionism; from surrealist and dada-inspired works to unique contributions to minimalism; and to the experimental, process-oriented anti-form art of the late 1960s New York. This free and publicly accessible catalogue will enable ongoing and precise consideration of these influences, while simultaneously providing access to the entirety of Hesse’s drawings as a comprehensive oeuvre.

The Drawings of Eva Hesse is co-edited by Dr. Renate Petzinger and Barry Rosen, who previously collaborated on the two-volume catalogue raisonné of Eva Hesse’s paintings and sculpture. Dr. Petzinger is an author and freelance researcher who formerly held the position of Deputy Director and Curator at Museum Wiesbaden. She has contributed to catalogues raisonnés of Jochen Gerz, Ilya Kabakov, Ingeborg Lüscher and Robert Mangold. Barry Rosen is a curatorial consultant and advisor to Ida Applebroog and the estates of Eva Hesse, Allan Kaprow, Lee Lozano, and Dieter Roth. He was on the founding staff of the New Museum, and has contributed to several significant exhibitions, including “Eva Hesse: A Retrospective,” curated by Helen A. Cooper at the Yale University Art Gallery, and “Eva Hesse,” organized by Dr. Petzinger and Elisabeth Sussman and on view at SFMOMA, Museum Wiesbaden, and Tate Modern. He is also editor of Eva Hesse Diaries.

The project is not currently soliciting submissions for consideration for inclusion in the catalogue. Hauser & Wirth Institute does not authenticate or provide valuations of artworks.

Archive

Jason Rhoades

In cooperation with the Estate of Jason Rhoades, Hauser & Wirth Institute will catalogue, digitize, and create an online portal to the collected materials of the Jason Rhoades Archive. This initiative will enable free and open online access to this influential artist’s archive for the first time in order to encourage new scholarship and broader public knowledge of one of the most significant artists to emerge from Los Angeles since the 1960s, and to advance appreciation for his creative process and the cultural context in which he worked.

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