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Balthus, Passage du Commerce-Saint-André, 1952–54 © Balthus, 2021

Upcoming Publication

Catalogue Raisonné

L’Atelier de Balthus, in partnership with Gagosian, announces the preparation of a two-volume catalogue raisonné of Balthus’s work to be published in 2023. Edited under the direction of Yves Guignard, this updated edition of the inaugural catalogue raisonné first issued in 1999 by Jean Clair and Virginie Monnier will incorporate in-depth archival research about Balthus’s artistic legacy. The newly designed publication will unveil recently discovered artworks as well as include comprehensive provenance and exhibition histories accompanied by full-color reproductions of Balthus’s painting oeuvre, related drawings, and studies.

Collectors with a previously unauthenticated or unknown work by Balthus in their possession are invited to contact the editorial team at to submit the work for potential inclusion in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné.

Those whose works were featured in the 1999 catalogue raisonné are requested to submit updated provenance and exhibition history details as well as high-resolution digital images for inclusion in the new publication before December 1, 2021.

Balthus, Passage du Commerce-Saint-André, 1952–54 © Balthus, 2021