The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC
The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC is the culmination of Achim Moeller’s 45-year engagement with the work of Lyonel Feininger as a scholar, authority and representative of the Lyonel Feininger Family Trusts. From its founding more than 20 years ago, the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC has worked to foster scholarship on the life and work of Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) by providing authentication, exhibition consultation, and compiling the Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings. The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC is now recognized as the foremost private archive dedicated to the artist.
Auction houses, museums, and collectors recognize the expertise of Achim Moeller internationally and frequently approach him with works for authentication. Through the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC Achim Moeller has been providing certificates of authenticity for works attributed to the artist since 1987. In the past 26 years, he has issued more than 1250 certificates of authenticity and has been able to identify several hundreds of fake works. All works that are determined authentic are registered with an individual certificate number in the archives of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC.
As the internationally recognized authority on the life and work of Lyonel Feininger, Achim Moeller is regularly called upon to advise public institutions on major exhibitions. He has acted as a special consultant for a number of retrospectives including “Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World” organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and “Lyonel Feininger: Von Gelmeroda nach Manhattan,” at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Haus der Kunst, Munich. In addition to his work as an adviser, Achim Moeller has also served as the editor for numerous publications and exhibition catalogues including “Years of Friendship, 1944-1956: The Correspondence of Lyonel Feininger and Mark Tobey,” and “Lyonel Feininger: Drawings and Watercolors from the Julia Feininger Estate.”
Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings
Achim Moeller is currently compiling the three-volume Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings by Lyonel Feininger. The first volume, comprising the years 1907-1918, is planned for completion in 2014. Volumes II (1919-1936) and III (1937-1956) are scheduled to be published thereafter. The Catalogue Raisonné will be the first update and extension to the list of paintings compiled by Lyonel Feininger’s wife, Julia, and published in Hans Hess’ book on Lyonel Feininger in 1959. With its in-depth provenance, literature and exhibition information the Catalogue Raisonné will provide a definitive compendium on the life and work of Lyonel Feininger.
To register works in the archive of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, submit information for the Catalogue Raisonné and receive the latest information on the activities of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, please contact:
The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC
35 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
Lyonel Feininger Chronology
Lyonel Feininger: Drawings and Watercolors form the Julia Feininger Estate (Moeller Fine Art, 2011)
Feininger im Harz (Kerber Verlag, 2009)
Years of Friendship, 1944-1956: The Correspondence of Lyonel Feininger and Mark Tobey (Hatje und Cantz, 2006)
Moeller Fine Art, New York
Lyonel Feininger: Precision of Fantasy
January 25 - February 28, 2014
Lyonel Feininger: Holzschnitte eines Bauhaus Künstlers
January 25 – May 11, 2014
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Deutsches Historisches Museum
Lyonel Feininger Meisterhaus, Dessau