The Art of Borrowing – New in Stock!

We don’t advise that you do as this book suggests, but instead invite you to consider whether appropriation is as morally untenable as we are all told…

The collection of essays in this book, ranging from discussions of repetition in the Bible (‘Borrowing Sex: Speaking of Divine Love’) to those of music (‘Organic Wholes: Ralph Vaughan Williams and G.E. Moore’) and art (‘Harvest’), cleverly illustrate how works can shift and change through the creations of others.

The interior of this publication is amusingly presented as a borrowed library book, with its title page a stamp that indicates edition number, and sections that appear to be photocopied covertly under the watchful eye of an officious librarian.

Williamson, Paul (ed.):  The Art of Borrowing: or how one thing leads to another.  Cambridge: 2016. 160 pages, with colour and black and white illustrations. Limited first edition of 150 copies. Paperback. 26.5 x 19cms.

Now in Stock! Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné


To celebrate the release of the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné, we are offering free delivery tomorrow morning (30th June) to all London addresses – place your order today!

This magnificent 5 volume set presents the artist’s entire oeuvre for the first time, including over 100 previously unknown works. Surmounts the 1964 Rothenstein and Alley catalogue raisonné which documented just 37% of the artist’s work up until 1992. Contains over 900 illustrations across five, cloth-bound hardback volumes, and includes an extensive introduction, chronology, index, catalogue of the artist’s sketches and illustrated bibliography.

This 10 year project will be released tomorrow: 30th June


Place your copy with Thomas Heneage Art Books by emailing or calling us on +44 (0)20 7930 9223

Publication Details as follows:

Harrison, Martin:  Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné.  5 Vols. London: 2016. 1,584 pages, with over 900 colour illustrations. Hardback in a slipcase. 31 x 24.5cms.

Price: GBP 1,000.00


Now Available! Alighiero e Boetti Catalogue Raisonné Volume 3

108303Volume 3 of the catalogue raisonné on Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) will be published in 2 parts; the first, now available, focuses on the maps, embroideries, biro drawings and ‘aerei’ (planes) created by the artist between 1980 and 1987 – grouped first by type and then date.

Publication details as follows:

Ammann, Jean-Christophe:  Alighiero Boetti Catalogo Generale. Tomo Terzo 1980-1987.  Volume 3. Milan: 2015. 320 pages, fully illustrated. Hardback in a slipcase. 25 x 28cms. Text in Italian. £ 110.00

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Also available on Alighiero e Boetti:

103770Soldaini, Antonella, Giovan Battista Salerno, Mario Codognato, et al:  Alighiero e Boetti.  Exhibition: London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1999. 88 pages, illustrated throughout in colour. Paperback. 24.5 x 29cms.  £ 100.00

Now In Stock! New Ellsworth Kelly Catalogue Raisonné

108353Compiled in close collaboration with the artist, this first volume documents the paintings, sculptures and reliefs produced by Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923) during his time as a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, then as a young artist working in Paris, until his return to the United States in 1954.

Publication details as follows:

Bois, Yve-Alain:  Ellsworth Kelly. Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Reliefs, and Sculpture, Volume One, 1940-1953.  Vol 1. Paris: 2015. 383 pages, with 400 colour illustrations. Hardback. 29.5 x 27.9cms.  £ 275.00

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Now Available! Volume 2 of the new Giorgio de Chirico Catalogue Raisonné

106044Features a further 478 works authenticated by the Foundation, including a set of miniatures painted on ivory and jewellery designed by the artist in the 1940s. Works that did not feature in Claudio Bruni Sakaraischik’s original catalogue raisonné are here given official recognition. Contains a section on forgery which explores the surrealist painter Oscar Dominguez’s significant production of fake metaphysical paintings in 1946. Includes a full bibliography, with the first volume’s bibliography updated and republished herein.

Details as follows:

Benzi, Fabio and Paolo Picozza:  Giorgio De Chirico. Catalogo Generale. Opere dal 1912 al 1976. Catalogue of Works 1912-1976. Volume II.  Volume 2. Falciano: 2015. 520 pages, illustrated in colour throughout. Hardback. 24 x 28cms. Text in Italian and English.
£ 265.00

Also available:

ChiricoStrinati, Claudio, and Paolo Picozza:  Giorgio de Chirico. Catalogo generale. Opere dal 1912 al 1976.  Volume I. 2014. 468 pages, with colour illustrations. Hardback.  The first of a two volume catalogue of the work of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), presenting in chronological order 450 works dating from 1912 to 1976. Includes works recently authenticated by the de Chirico Foundation, which had been omitted from the previous catalogue raisonné.  Text in English and Italian.
£ 265.00

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New in Today! The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga

Examines the importance of two prominent post-war Gutai artists, Kazuo Shiraga (1924-2008) and Sadamasa Motonaga (1922-2011), who were known for their unorthodox artistic techniques, which involved experiments with smoke and water in the case of Motonaga, and painting with Shiraga’s feet. Includes interviews with the artists, translated into English for the first time. Details as follows:

Hiroyasu, Ando, Gabriel Ritter, Kawasaki Koichi, et al:  Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga.  Exhibition: Dallas, Dallas Musuem of Fine Arts, 2015. 160 pages, fully illustrated in colour. Hardback. 27.4 x 22.6cms. £ 30.00

Also available on Shiraga:104768Koichi Kawasaki, Alfred Pacquement et al:  Kazuo Shiraga.  Exhibition: New York, Dominique Levy Gallery, 2015. 302 pages. illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Hardback. 30.5 x 23.5cms.  The first definitive English-language monograph on Shiraga’s work, featuring a complete facsimile of the artist’s personal scrapbook. £ 70.00To place an order, please contact the bookshop at, or call us on +44 (0)20 7930 9223


New in! Paul Klee and Max Slevogt: Die Reise nach Ägypten


A catalogue in two volumes from the exhibition devoted to the separate journeys made to Egypt by Paul Klee and Max Slevogt, this publication meticulously lists the course of both tours and the resulting art works, focusing on Egypt not only as a major source of artistic inspiration and Zeitgeist but as representative of the desire to come to terms with the unknown yet familiar space.

Dehmer, Andreas, Anette Kruszynski, Friederike Seyfried et al: Paul Klee and Max Slevogt: Die Reise nach Ägypten. 2. Exhibition: Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlung and Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein, 2014. Vol 1: 184 pages; Vol 2: 168 pages. Illustrated in colour throughout. Hardback. 30 x 24cms.

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Now Available! Francis Picabia Catalogue Raisonné. Volume I (1898-1914)

Picabia cat raisThe first of four volumes in the catalogue raisonné of Francis Picabia (1879-1953) ranges from his early pieces as an Impressionist in the 1890s to his Cubist and abstract paintings of 1912–14 .

Details as follows:

Camfield, William A, Arnauld Pierre, Candace Clements and Beverley Calté:  Francis Picabia. Catalogue Raisonné. Volume I (1898-1914).  Volume 1. Brussels: 2014. 408 pages, with 475 colour illustrations. Hardback. 29.5 x 25cms. Text in French & English. 

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From Paris to Wales: the Davies sisters’ Collection of Impressionist Art

daviesNew in today:  A Gift of Sunlight : The fortune and quest of the Davies sisters of Llandinam.  By Trevor Fishlock. Llandysul: 2014. ix, 266 pages. Hard cover. 25 x 18.5cms.

A new publication telling the story of the Davies sisters, Margaret and Gwendoline, who used their family’s fortune in coal to build what became the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in Britain, which also included Old Masters such as Botticelli and El Greco, as well as contemporary British artists such as John Singer Sargent, Robert Bevan and Paul Nash.

Endearingly told by Trevor Fishlock, and incuding photographs from the family archive, as well as a list of prices and dates of acquisitions, this book sets out the story of two pioneering women who believed that art was a power of good, and who bequethed almost the entirety of their collection to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

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New in Today! Martin Kippenberger: Catalogue Raisonné of the paintings 1993 – 1997

101335Presents 225 paintings by the prolific German artist Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) produced between 1993 and 1997 – the artist’s final years. All reproduced in full colour, alongside relevant source material, with an overview of unfinished works, a chronological list of works with black-and-white thumbnails, a chronological list of exhibitions and a bibliography.

Publication details as follows:

Capitain, Gisela; Regina Fiorito; Lisa Franzen:  Martin Kippenberger: Catalogue Raisonne of the paintings 1993 – 1997.  Vol IV. London: 2014. 480 pages, 500 colour illustrations. Hardback. 29.5 x 24.5cms. £ 240.00

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