This Catalogue is one of inclusion rather than exclusion. I have chosen to include a section devoted to drawings attributed to Tanguy that, in my opinion, differ significantly from other works by him or contain anomalies that need further explanation. I believe these drawings will require additional research and documentation before they should be considered works by Tanguy. Another section will include works attributed to Tanguy that are fakes, forgeries and misattributions. Also listed in another section will be drawings mentioned in texts, exhibitions or auctions for which there is no image available. As these works are matched to drawings with images using the available data, these works will be removed from this section.
Users of this catalogue should understand that I do not sell works of art, nor do I have a financial interest in, or affiliation with, any organization or group that buys or sells works of art. My interest in the drawings of Yves Tanguy is exclusively academic. The purpose of my research is to compile information about Tanguy’s drawings and to make this information available without charge to scholars, researchers, educators, collectors, galleries, auction houses, museums and other institutions.
My hope is that this project will promote a greater appreciation of Tanguy’s graphic work and of his place in twentieth century art. If you have any questions or comments about this catalogue, please contact me at: YvesTanguyDrawings@gmail.com.
William E. Duncan, MD, PhD
Founder and Principal – YvesTanguyDrawings, LLC
June 25, 2021
1 Tanguy, Kay Sage. Yves Tanguy: un recueil de ses oeuvres / A summary of his works. New York: Pierre Matisse Editions, 1963.
2 Farr, Denis. The Burlington Magazine, no. 108, February 1966, p. 99.