A strictly limited print release of 1000 copies, this is the first comprehensive publication of Whiteley’s artistic oeuvre. Abbey's Bookshop invites you to secure your individual edition box set today.
Each box set is foiled with a unique number which will be assigned when you pre-order. You will be notified via email of the number you have been assigned. Given the scale of this project we are unfortunately unable to facilitate requests for a specific number or changes to the number you are assigned. This one-off print release is limited to 1000 copies, with each individual set foiled with a unique number in the series. Please note, the box set cannot be delivered to PO Box addresses, please specify a residential address or an address where someone will be present to receive the order.
This monumental seven-volume collection chronicles a lifetime of work in exhaustive detail. Compiled by art historian Kathie Sutherland over seven years, the set of cloth-bound books is presented in a deluxe, elegantly finished slipcase and presents more than 4600 artworks, including hundreds of never-before-published works.
Weighing 25 kilograms and totalling 3000 pages, Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné: 1955–1992 is an unprecedented publishing event that confirms Whiteley’s enduring significance as a visionary force of Australian art.
Volumes 1, 3 and 4 hold paintings and drawings from the 1950s to the 1990s; Volume 2 contains exquisite concertina fold-outs of the mammoth Alchemy and The American Dream; Volume 5 contains Whiteley’s prints; and Volume 6 compiles his ceramics and sculpture. A final book, Volume 7, holds essays, a cataloguing text, an exhibition history, an artist’s biography, a bibliography and an index of persistent themes that lend insightful form to the expanse of Whiteley’s rich and varied oeuvre.