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Arshile Gorky
STUDY FOR IMAGE IN XHORKOM
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 674,500 USD
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12
Arshile Gorky
STUDY FOR IMAGE IN XHORKOM
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 674,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Allan Stone Vol. I, The Collection of Allan Stone Vol. II The Art of Wayne Thiebaud

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Arshile Gorky
1904 - 1948
STUDY FOR IMAGE IN XHORKOM
signed
pencil on paper
19 1/8 x 24 3/4 in. 48.6 x 62.9 cm.
Executed circa 1935.
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Exhibited

New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Arshile Gorky, 1904 - 1948: A Retrospective, April - July 1981, cat. no. 53, illustrated (dated circa 1933)
Purchase, The Neuberger Museum, State University of New York College at Purchase, The Private Eye, April - June 1984

Catalogue Note

This drawing belongs to the first series Gorky would create based on his childhood memories of Armenia.  The title refers to Khorkum (Xhorkom), the small village near Lake Van where Gorky was born.  Unlike the large contemporaneous Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia series, the Khorkom group consists of two paintings and at least eight fully rendered drawings in both ink and graphite.  The composition of this drawing relates closely to a painting in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Museum and a drawing in the University of Michigan Museum of Art.  Stylistically, the biomorphic forms and rhythmic linear elements of Study for Image in Xhorkom reveal Gorky's interest in Surrealist artists such as André Masson and Joan Miró.
Melissa Kerr
Managing Director, The Arshile Gorky Foundation

The Collection of Allan Stone Vol. I, The Collection of Allan Stone Vol. II The Art of Wayne Thiebaud

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New York