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Arshile Gorky
UNTITLED
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LOT SOLD. 250,000 USD
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Arshile Gorky
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Arshile Gorky
1904 - 1948
UNTITLED
pastel and graphite on paper
20 by 27 1/2 in. 50.8 by 69.8 cm.
Executed in 1943-1944, this work is registered in the archives of the Arshile Gorky Foundation as number D1532.
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Provenance

Agnes Gorky Phillips, Connecticut
Obelisco Gallery, Rome
Private Collection, Italy (acquired in June 1957)
By descent to the present owner from the above

Exhibited

Rome, Obelisco Gallery; Bologna, La Galleria La Loggia, Arshile Gorky, February - April 1957
Arezzo, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Mostra Inaugurale, May - June 1965

Catalogue Note

"[In Virginia] his imagination had been set free as he focused on his surroundings. He told Agnes that he 'saw the trees as battles and horses in Uccello, and he saw the knights in armor and everything alive, their arrangements against the sky or against the hillside. He saw everything in tensions and relations of shapes to each other.'" Nouritza Matossian, Black Angel: A Life of Arshile Gorky, London, 1998, p. 349

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