Update on Contemporary Art: New collaborations with artists’ estates and foundations
ARTstor is pleased to announce important collaborations with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate, and the Rothko Family Collection. Through these joint efforts, several thousand high quality – and in some cases previously unpublished – images of works held by these foundations and estates will be made available for teaching and study. These agreements build on the collaboration between ARTstor and the Artists Rights Society, through which ARTstor can make available images of contemporary and modern art works by thousands of contemporary and modern artists.
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation is providing ARTstor with a few thousand, high quality images that reflect a substantial body of the works by Josef and Anni Albers. Cataloging data are also being provided by the Foundation, and will continue to be updated as the Foundation updates their data.
The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate are initially making available for use in the ARTstor Library over 70 high quality, already digitized images of works by Roy Lichtenstein. These images span a range of periods over the artist’s life and include many of his most well known works. The Foundation and Estate are also providing associated cataloging for these images.
Through the collaboration with the Rothko Family Collection, the Family is providing ARTstor with over 1,000 images, including 170 images made from color transparencies of Mark Rothko works on canvas, approximately 170 images made from color transparencies of Mark Rothko works on paper, and approximately 1,000 images made from 35-mm slides of Mark Rothko drawings and sketches. These images depict some works from the Family’s collections that have not been previously published.
James Shulman, the Executive Director of ARTstor, noted his enthusiasm for all of these collaborations: “These projects will provide important representations of each of these artist’s oeuvres in the ARTstor library, making the works of these leading artists more broadly accessible for teaching and study. We are delighted by the leadership demonstrated by these foundations in collaborating with ARTstor, thereby showing their commitment to furthering education in the arts.”