Job Opening Title: Catalogue Raisonné Researcher
Employer Name: Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
Job Location: West Village, New York City
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Years of experience required: 2-3
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Independent Researcher / Roy Lichtenstein Catalogue Raisonné
The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has opened a search to hire a part-time, hourly, independent researcher to join a team dedicated to compiling the comprehensive catalogue raisonné of the art of Roy Lichtenstein. This researcher will work under the guidance of the Director of the Roy Lichtenstein Catalogue Raisonné to track and catalogue works by the artist for the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné; it is the Catalogue Raisonné goal to physically examine every known (non-print) work of the artist. This position offers a flexible working schedule and is expected to last approximately two years.
• Correspond with private owners, galleries, auction houses and public collections in New York City and throughout the US to track artworks and arrange viewing appointments
• Examine/document artworks following specific guidelines and using research tools provided by the Foundation; take digital pictures for research purposes
• Submit gathered information in a precise and comprehensive way
• Maintain strict confidentiality in all sensitive matters
• Advanced degree in art history
• Experience in object cataloguing and photography for documentation purposes
• Catalogue raisonné experience not required, but knowledge of post-WWII American modern and/or contemporary art necessary
• Resourceful skills for tracking artworks and collectors
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Ability to work independently and meet information submittal deadlines
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with the full-time Catalogue Raisonné team and management
This position is on an independent contractor basis and is compensated at the negotiated hourly rate.
About the Foundation:
The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation was chartered as a Private Operating Foundation in 1998, primarily to facilitate public access to the work of Roy Lichtenstein and the art and artists of his time; to create a catalogue raisonné of all known Lichtenstein works; and to share information which could assist the development and education of the next generation of curators, critics and scholars relating to the life and professional career of Roy Lichtenstein.
In 2018 the Foundation announced the launch of two comprehensive, long-term collaborations: the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art, Washington, DC, aimed at facilitating public access to the art and history of Roy Lichtenstein as to the art of mid-to-late 20th century art.
Since its beginning in 1999, the Foundation has been systematically incorporating all Roy Lichtenstein studio records, dealer and auction records, and any other source materials to compile the comprehensive catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work. This catalogue will illustrate every confirmed work and publish, in chronological order, all known paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, commissions and other artworks by Roy Lichtenstein. The artist produced approximately 5,000 works during his lifetime (not counting the full edition runs of prints or multiples). The entire Roy Lichtenstein catalogue raisonné will be published online; a special print publication will follow. A first publicly accessible presentation of basic information can be found on our temporary catalogue website: www.imageduplicator.com.
Starting Date: April 15, 2020. Open until filled. Please email your resume, cover letter, and two references to RLCR@lichtensteinfoundation.org and include the position title in the subject line.