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Steps to achieve inclusion

The preparation of the Whiteley catalogue raisonné is akin to working on an enormous jig-saw puzzle. Many of the key pieces of his oeuvre are in place. The cataloguing information that you send will help complete the puzzle.

The first step is to send an image together with some basic information about your original artwork by Whiteley. All personal information received will be held in the strictest confidence.

Please answer the following questions:
1  Is your work titled?
2  Is your work signed and/or dated?
3  What is the medium or media and support used?
     (e.g., ink on paper; oil on canvas)
4  What are the measurements?
5  Are there any inscriptions?
6  Are there any gallery or exhibition labels?
7  Are there any literary references to your work?
8  From whom and when was your work acquired?

The importance of provenance

Provenance, when complete, shows a continuous sequence of ownership of an artwork from the time it leaves the artist's studio to its present domain. A robust provenance has a very powerful effect on value.

Cataloguing information is gathered from Whiteley's dealers, exhibition catalogues, pertinent anecdotes from family members and former owners, and specific literary references.

Each element is vital in reconstructing the history of ownership. Regrettably fraudulent art works are rife in today's art market making the documentation of this information imperative for the authentication of each work.

The Whiteley Project is supported by Wendy Whiteley and Brett Whiteley Studio A Link to Brett Whiteley Studio at The Gallery Of NSW