The mission of The Estate of Tom Wesselmann is to further the knowledge, appreciation, and exhibition of Tom Wesselmann’s art. For this purpose, the estate maintains a group of representative works Wesselmann reserved for the occasion of a Wesselmann retrospective in America. In addition to his artwork the estate maintains the artist’s own extensive records of his production and exhibitions since 1959 as well as an archive of correspondence, writings, interviews, films, and photographic materials.
Individuals, art dealers, auction houses, and institutions are welcome to make inquiries regarding the authenticity of works by Tom Wesselmann. The estate does not provide a certificate of authenticity. However, given the proper identifying information the estate can confirm if the artwork is listed in the extensive records created by the artist. These inquiries help the estate update records concerning present location of works by the artist. All inquiries are kept confidential and all information and pictures submitted become the property of the estate and may be used in preparation of a future catalog raisonné. The estate cannot provide valuations of artworks.