Mission Statement

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 for exhibitions and scholarly projects. 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.

Catalog Raisonné

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute announced the launch of the Tom Wesselmann Catalogue Raisonné project. Working in close collaboration with The Estate of Tom Wesselmann, the WPI will be creating a dynamic online publication that will link to digitized material from the artist’s own archives. The Tom Wesselmann Catalogue Raisonné project will be administered through the offices of the WPI in New York. Please visit their website for more details.



Artestar is a global licensing agency and creative consultancy representing the Estate of Tom Wesselmann. If you are interested in collaborating, please contact:

Alex de Ronde / aderonde@artestar.com


144 West 27th Street
New York, NY, 10001
Tel: 212 627 7242

Reproduction Rights

If you would like to reproduce any work by Tom Wesselmann, in any media, please contact the estate’s copyright representative Artist Rights Society.


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12th floor
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212 420 9160