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[German Kinetic Artist, 1928-2014]
Otto Piene Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. NEW!
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!
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)
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)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary NEW!Pictures from Image Archives:
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)
Wikimedia Commons Image Database Articles and Reference Sites:
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)
Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia