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Bill Viola

[American Video Artist and Installation Artist, born in 1951]

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Original works by Bill Viola available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Home Page:
The Bill Viola Website

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 SiteGuggenheim Berlin
This space is now closed, but some information about past exhibitions remains online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
3 works online

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Exhibition: Bill Viola: The Passions

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Ascension, 2000

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 SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Info about the 2005 exhibition, Bill Viola: The Passions

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

Broad Art Foundation

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
Man of Sorrows

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain (in Spanish)  
Information about a 2007 exhibition - see the link to the English ("InglÚs") PDF document

De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Netherlands
Click "works in collection"

Hammer Museum, California

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy (in Italian)  

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Theater of Memory, 1985

San Jose Museum of Art, California
Memoria, 2000

Schleswig-Holstein Museums, Germany
5 works online

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
4 works online when last checked

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:
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:
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           Flickr: "Bill Viola"   
Google Images: "Bill Viola"   
Bing Images: "Bill Viola"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Filmography from the Internet Movie Database

bill viola 'the passions'

The Sender Collection, New York
A private lending collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art
(Get past the splash page, then click "Artists")

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Bill Viola  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

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
Biographical info

Apollo Magazine
Article: "Expanded memories"

Art + Auction Magazine
The Raft, 2004 (Click "next" to see several more photographs)

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 42): Bill Viola

New Media Encyclopedia
A project sponsored by several museums of contemporary art

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Losing my religion", 2003 review by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Bill Viola at Haunch of Venison", brief 2006 review by Adrian Searle

The Telegraph Newspaper, UK
Bill Viola on the Osservanza Master

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Information from a 1999 exhibition, includes video clips

Tate Channel
Bill Viola: Artist's Talk (2006)

Video Data Bank: Video Art and Video Artists
Click on the videocamera icon to launch video (videos are fairly small)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
look inside

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