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Artifex Press is pleased to announce the publication of Tim Hawkinson's Catalogue Raisonné. This online catalogue raisonné contains detailed records for all of the artist’s works from 1986 to the present, with select meaningful student works dating back as far as 1979, encompassing his entire boundary-breaking career thus far. This is the third publication from Artifex Press, following catalogues raisonnés for Chuck Close and Jim Dine.

The Tim Hawkinson catalogue raisonné was released online on January 15, 2015. It will be celebrated with a public launch on March 10, 2015, at 6PM, at the New York Public Library. Hawkinson will participate in a discussion about the creation of his digital catalogue raisonné, on which he has been an active collaborator, along with Editor Hannah Barton and President David Grosz, both of Artifex Press. The event is free and open to the public.

The Tim Hawkinson catalogue raisonné contains extensive records for more than 520 works, approximately 1500 high-resolution images—including detail shots, multiple views of three-dimensional works, and installation images—and a video archive showing kinetic works in motion. Complete exhibition and literature histories are available for each artwork record, and indexes of publications and exhibitions are hyperlinked to illustrated checklists of major solo exhibitions and important critical texts. Hawkinson’s presence is seen throughout the catalogue, including in his artist's descriptions of key artworks.

The Tim Hawkinson catalogue raisonné is the latest example of Artifex Press’s “living catalogues raisonnés,” our new take on this essential, authoritative artist catalogue, which allows us to document in real time the most up-to-date incarnation of an artist’s complete body of work. Hawkinson’s ongoing participation in the publication’s future development will ensure the catalogue grows as his œuvre expands. The catalogue will be further extended with our ongoing provenance research.

Access to the catalogue is subscription-based, though for a limited time we are offering free access to this catalogue, as well as to Artifex Press’s previously published catalogues raisonnés for Chuck Close and Jim Dine. Forthcoming Artifex Press catalogues include Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, and several others.

If you have any information about the ownership of Hawkinson artworks, please contact the editor, Hannah Barton, at

Download the full press release here.

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