We are pleased to introduce our online catalogue raisonne, which is intended to provide an efficient and readily accessible means to research the lithographs that have been made at Tamarind. This catalogue includes all lithographs (monotypes are not included) made at Tamarind Institute between 1970 and 2002. We intend to add new prints as they are made and, eventually, to include all lithographs made at Tamarind Lithography Workshop between 1960 and 1970 as well; a softbound, printed catalogue raisonne of the TLW prints, with thumbnail images in black and white, is available for purchase from Tamarind Institute.
The online catalogue has been compiled from complete documentation records, signed by both the artist and the printer, maintained at Tamarind Institute. The practice of recording all pertinent details of each edition was initiated by Clinton Adams when he was Associate Director of Tamarind Lithography Workshop in 1960, and has been adopted by many contemporary printmaking workshops. Tamarind's documentation records include detailed information regarding the project dates as well as specifics related to drawing methods and materials, printing processes and techniques, and the proofs. Tamarind normally does not pull a cancellation proof, but our documentation record states that all plates have been destroyed.
We have included thumbnail images when available. Many images from the 1970s must be re-photographed and will be added to this catalogue as time and resources allow. The Tamarind archive is held by the University of New Mexico Art Museum. Their accession numbers will also be added eventually. For inquiries regarding access to the Tamarind archive collection or exhibition loans, please contact Curator of Prints and Photographs, Michele M. Penhall, directly at (505) 277-4001. If you have questions about current inventory for sale or exhibitions of recent Tamarind prints, contact Tamarind's Gallery Director at (505) 277-3901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.