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Vija Celmins

[Latvian-born American, born in 1939]

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Original works by Vija Celmins available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Untitled, 1970
(In the "Lithograph" section)

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Hammer Museum, California
Drawings from a 2007 exhibition

Hammer Museum, California
Hand Holding a Firing Gun, 1964

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Eraser, 1967

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Collection of aquatints, etchings and other prints

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
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Miscellaneous Sites:
Superb reproductions of a couple of works plus a photograph of the artist.

Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 107): Vija Celmins

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 29): Vija Celmins

The New Yorker
"Dark Star", 2001 article by Peter Schjeldahl

Profile from art:21 - Art in the 21st Century

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Flash presentation of 15 works, including Celmins' Desert Surface #1, 1991

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