James Siena

James Siena’s catalogue raisonné is the definitive record of all works created by the artist dating back to 1989, the year that he began to paint exclusively on metal, a decision that has defined his painting practice ever since. Also included is an extensive selection of early works dating from 1977 to 1988.

James Siena (b. 1957) is actively creating new work, and the catalogue raisonné will expand as his oeuvre grows. To date, the catalogue contains records of more than 430 artworks, 400 publications, and 275 exhibitions. There are approximately 900 high-resolution images, hundreds of which have never been published before, and recently unearthed audio and video content can be found in a multimedia archive. Siena’s voice is found throughout the catalogue in excerpts of interviews and, notably, in comments that he has written exclusively for this publication.

The first volume of the catalogue raisonné, published in February 2017, includes the artist’s paintings, sculptures, and gouache works. A volume of the artist’s drawings will follow.


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The James Siena Catalogue Raisonné is now requesting provenance information from collectors of the artist's work. We kindly ask that owners of these works fill out a registration form (PDF). Please return it to Artifex Press, 109 W. 27th St, 8B, New York, NY 10001, submit it online here, or email it to Editor Ariela Alberts, at aalberts@artifexpress.com, who may also be contacted with any inquiries.

All information will be kept strictly confidential upon request.

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