Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I see work by Al Held?

Paintings and other works by Al Held currently on view in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad are listed on our exhibitions page. Additional works can be seen at Cheim & Read, New York, which represents the Al Held Foundation.


Is it possible to visit the Foundation?

The Al Held Foundation is not open to the public for individual visits. More information about our educational group programs can be found here.


I am conducting scholarly research on Al Held. How can I utilize the archive?

Qualified scholars and students may access the Al Held Foundation archives and collections for scholarly research. Email to request approval for an appointment.


Is there a catalogue raisonné?

Currently the Al Held Foundation is laying the groundwork for a catalogue raisonné. When the formal catalogue project is initiated, the Foundation will publicize its activities and invite owners of works by Al Held to notify the Foundation.


How do I obtain permission to reproduce an image of an artwork by Al Held?

For rights and reproduction inquiries regarding works by Al Held, please contact Artists Rights Society, New York.


Does the Al Held Foundation authenticate works of art?

The Al Held Foundation does not ascertain, determine, or certify the authenticity of any works of art, nor does it provide any services or materials relating to authentication of a work of art. For information about art authentication, please contact the International Foundation for Art Research.


How can I value or sell a work by Al Held that I own?

Inquiries on valuation should be directed to Cheim & Read, New York. For appraisals, please contact the Appraisers Association of America.


Does the Al Held Foundation offer grants to individuals?

The Al Held Foundation does not make grants to individuals.


Does the Al Held Foundation offer grants to organizations?

The Al Held Foundation makes discretionary grants to non-profit arts organizations. The Foundation does not consider unsolicited grant requests.