The 2012/2013 Directory has been completely revised and is nearing completion. The European and Asia Pacific listings have been completed and are available, and the North American listings are nearly complete and have been uploaded in a "Work in Progress" version that is being updated every few days. Pre-publication price
of $115 is still in effect, then it will be $140 (September 2012)
In publication since 1983, the International Directory of
Corporate Art Collections is still the only comprehensive reference for corporate art collecting around the world.
We continue to add information to our website, and to revise
the directory with new features, so take your time to look at the information we have on this website.
In the Editor's Choice section you can find a list of the 50 best collections in North America. In the Bibliography
there is a brief list of other books and articles about corporate art collections. And please feel free to contact
us with any questions you may have.
If you follow news of the business world, you've surely
noticed how fast the corporate and business world changes -- which also means that corporate art collections change
as well. When we published the directory in a printed book form, we found that during the two or three-year
intervals between updates, there were extensive changes -- new collections appearing, some companies merging with others,
some collections sold, and some companies disappearing completely.
Because the Directory is now published so that
you can download it online. we are able to update and add new collections constantly without waiting for the
publication of a new edition. We have eliminated the release of the Directory
as a bi-annual publication of year-specific editions. We check
and update the information of about 75-100 collections every month and we add new collections or make corrections
on existing listings whenever we become aware of changes. It is an ongoing
process and takes approximately 18 months to 2 years to make a complete cycle, but there is never a point when the "job
is done" because a corporation's strategy can change overnight! This updating process has made the
directory a constantly growing and evolving project -- a living "work in progress."
Now we are doing a complete revision of the directory and it will be available on
December 1. It is available at a pre-publication price of $115 until December, then it will be $160
Note: The International Directory
of Corporate Art Collections was originally published as a soft-bound book -- ISBN: 0-943488-00-1/
0943488001. It was published as the ARTnews International Directory of Corporate Art Collections between
1986 - 1994. In 1998 we began to produce the Directory on CD-ROM. If you would like a paper copy,
you can order a spiral-bound printout of all of the information on the CD-ROM -- this is approximately 600 pages.
Further information is available on the order form.