The Dorothea Tanning Foundation maintains detailed records about each work in the artist's oeuvre.  In addition to the information provided on this site, we keep records for each work that include collection, provenance, exhibition histories and complete lists of references and reproductions in publications.  

If you have any questions about any of Dorothea Tanning's works or research related to her life or career, please contact us

Catalogue Raisonné

The Dorothea Tanning Founation is compiling records pertaining to all of the artist’s works for a comprehensive catalogue raisonné.

Information about each work will include an illustration, title, medium, dimensions, inscriptions, current collection, provenance, exhibition history, references, reproductions, and other relevant notes.  

Anyone owning a painting, drawing, collage, print, sculpture, or piece of jewelry is invited to contact us by email at or by conventional mail to 131 Varick Street, Suite 1004, New York, NY 10013.

Any assistance with this ongoing project is greatly appreciated.

Authentication and Appraisal

The Dorothea Tanning Foundation can only authenticate a work of art by the artist under very specific conditions.  If you have a question about a particular work, please contact us with a full description and image of it.

We do not appraise the value of any works of art.  


If you are interested in buying or selling a work by Dorothea Tanning, please contact us.  Dorothea Tanning is not represented by a single gallery, but we can provide a list of dealers and auction houses that may be able to assist you.