“My painting is a life statement, not an autobiography.”
— Clyfford Still
The Clyfford Still Catalogue Raisonné project aims to document all artworks by Clyfford Still in order to create a comprehensive, publicly accessible record of Still’s artistic output for the advancement of Still scholarship and a holistic understanding of twentieth-century American art.
Clyfford Still created more than 3,700 works of art in his 60-year career and kept the vast majority of his work hidden from public view in his own personal collection. At the time of his death in 1980, less than 5% of his total output was in public or private collections. The rest of his oeuvre was donated to the City and County of Denver to be permanently maintained and cared for by the Clyfford Still Museum.
Now, the Clyfford Still Museum seeks to confirm records of known works that left Still’s collection by inviting collectors, galleries, auction houses, and other institutions to participate in our broadening awareness of Still’s artistic contributions.
Call for Works
The Clyfford Still Museum has initiated a public call for all artworks created by Clyfford Still. We invite owners of Clyfford Still artworks to complete and submit the Clyfford Still Catalogue Raisonné Object Form, accessible via the link below.
The form is also accessible as a downloadable PDF, which can be completed and mailed to:
Catalogue Raisonné Research & Project Manager
Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
We thank you in advance for taking the time to submit information. Your participation plays an invaluable role in ongoing twentieth-century art historical research and scholarship. All provided information will be held in the strictest of confidence and will not be shared outside of the Clyfford Still Catalogue Raisonné project without prior written consent.
Please note: The Clyfford Still Museum does not authenticate or attribute works of art. For information about authentication, contact the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR):
IFAR Authentication Research Service
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 935
New York, NY 10110