The first comprehensive publication of Brett Whiteley‘s artistic body of work is now available for pre-order.
Weighing 21 kilograms and totalling 2400 pages, Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné: 1955–1992 is an unprecedented publishing event that confirms Whiteley’s enduring significance as an influential pinnacle of Australian art.
Brett Whiteley’s complete artistic body of work has been compiled into a massive seven-volume collection of books, with a limited run of 1000 available to be purchased.
This massive seven-volume collection, compiled by art historian Kathie Sutherland over seven years, puts together an entire lifetime of work to every last detail. The set of cloth-bound books is presented in an opulent, tastefully finished slipcase and showcases more than 4600 artworks, including hundreds of never-before-published works.
Volumes I, III and IV hold paintings and drawings from the 1950s to the 1990s; Volume II contains exquisite concertina-style fold-outs of the enormous Alchemy and The American Dream; Volume V contains Whiteley’s prints, and volume VI compiles his ceramics and sculptures. A final book, Volume VII holds essays, a cataloging text, an exhibition history, an artists biography, a bibliography and an index of persistent themes that lend an insight into the expanse of Whiteley’s rich and varied collection of works.
This print release is limited to 1000 sets, with each individual set foiled with a unique edition number in the series. This print is highly collectible and will make a unique investment if you’re a keen art collector with $1.5k to spare. You can find out more about the collection here.