International Catalogue Raisonné Association (ICRA) is a not-for-profit members’ association that brings together those involved in the creation, writing, editing, designing and production of catalogues raisonnés.
The first ICRA conference will offer a full day of presentations and panel discussions on various topics relevant to the catalogue raisonné including What Makes A Good Catalogue Raisonné, and How To Safeguard The Artist’s Legacy. It will have a pre-eminent group of international panellists which will include Dr Antoinette Friedenthal, a specialist on the history of the catalogue raisonné; Valerie Hess, the author of catalogue raisonné of Middle Eastern artist Mahmoud Said; Elizabeth Gorayeb of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute and Dr Barnaby Wright of the Courtauld Institute of Art. The day will include lunch and evening drinks which will give ample opportunity for networking.
The aim of the conference is to facilitate collaboration between projects, the exchange of information about the technical and practical aspects of making a catalogue raisonné, the mentoring of the next generation of scholars, and the support of artists, their estates, collectors and the market on the challenges and responsibilities of creating catalogues raisonnés.
The ICRA Board would like to thank Christie’s Education for their generous support which has made this event possible.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact: Lucie Skilton
Visit the ICRA website here.
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Once purchased, tickets are nonrefundable.
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The day begins with registration and coffee from 9.30am.The conference will begin at 10.00am
Introduction: Pierre Valentin, Chair of ICRA
Presentation I: The History of the catalogue raisonné
Dr Antoinette Friedenthal (art historian and scholar)
Panel I: What makes a good catalogue raisonné
Authors and editors of catalogues raisonnés discuss the logistics, framework, methodology, financing, relationship with the artist and/or artist estate and publishing approach.
Moderator: Georgina Adam (author and journalist, the Art Newspaper and The Financial Times).
Flavie Durand-Ruel (co-author of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Albert André; director of the Durand-Ruel Archives, Paris).
Dr Sharon Hecker (sculpture specialist and expert in the works of Medardo Rosso).
Valérie Didier Hess (author of the catalogue raisonné on Mahmoud Said; specialist, Impressionist & Modern Art, Christie’s Paris).
Toby Treves (author of the catalogue raisonné on Peter Lanyon; CEO of Modern Art Press).
Sarah Whitfield (co-author of catalogues raisonnés on René Magritte and William Scott).
Panel II: Establishing and Maintaining a Legacy
This session will look at the positives and negatives of foundations/archives, how to run an archive and how to handle the authentication process.
Moderator: Anna Somers Cocks OBE (Honorary Chairman, The Art Newspaper).
Rana Begum (contemporary artist).
Elizabeth Gorayeb (Director, Wildenstein Plattner Institute).
Saskia Spender (President, the Arshile Gorky Foundation).
Dr Louis van Tilbergh (Senior Researcher, the Van Gogh Museum).
Presentation II: The risks involved in writing a catalogue raisonné, and how authors can protect themselves
Pierre Valentin (art lawyer and founding partner of Constantine Cannon LLP)
Panel III: Who uses the catalogue raisonné?
This panel will discuss the end user of the catalogue raisonné and how to take into consideration their needs.
Moderator: Toby Treves (author of catalogue raisonné on Peter Lanyon; CEO of Modern Art Press).
Giovanna Bertazzoni (Deputy Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Department, Christie’s)
Thomas Heneage (Director, Thomas Heneage Art Books)
Lucy Myers (Managing Director, Lund Humphries)
Prof Richard Thomson (Professor of History of Art at Edinburgh University)
Dr Barnaby Wright (Deputy Director, Courtauld Institute of Art)
The conference will end at approximately 5.45pm with networking drinks.
The day will finish at 6.30pm.