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Arshile Gorky
STUDY FOR THE UNATTAINABLE
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 542,500 USD
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71
Arshile Gorky
STUDY FOR THE UNATTAINABLE
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 542,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Arshile Gorky
1904 - 1948
STUDY FOR THE UNATTAINABLE
pencil and wax crayon on paper
24 x 18 in. 61 x 45.7 cm.
Executed in 1945.
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This drawing is a study for The Unattainable, 1945, in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York
Warner Communications, New York (acquired from the above in 1982)
Marc de Montebello, New York
Private Collection, New York
Kate Ganz USA Ltd., New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Exhibited

New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Washinton, D.C., Washinton Gallery of Modern Art, Arshile Gorky, 1904 - 1908, December 1962 - April 1963, cat. no. 78, p. 34, illustrated
London, Tate Gallery; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Arshile Gorky, Paintings and Drawings, April -  September 1965, cat. no. 102 (Rotterdam) and cat. no. 68 (all other venues)
College Park, University of Maryland Art Department and Art Gallery, J. Millard Tawes Fine Arts Center, The Drawings of Arshile Gorky, March - April 1969, pl. no. 29, cat. no. 28, p. 42, illustrated
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Gorky Drawings, November - December 1969, cat. no. 93, p. 41, illustrated
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Dallas, Museum of Fine Arts; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky 1904 - 1948: A Retrospective, April 1981 - February 1982 (not in catalogue)
Seattle, Meyerson & Nowinski Art Associates, Arshile Gorky: Two Decades, February - April 1997

Literature

Julien Levy, Arshile Gorky, New York, 1966, pl. 133, illustrated

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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