Lot 261
  • 261

ARSHILE GORKY | Study for "Agony"

Estimate
70,000 - 90,000 USD
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Description

  • Arshile Gorky
  • Study for "Agony"
  • Gouache and brush and ink on paper
  • 12 3/4 by 9 5/8 in.
  • 32.4 by 24.4 cm
  • Executed circa 1946-47.

Provenance

Jeanne Reynal, New York
Enrico Donati, New York (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is hinged to a mount at two places along the upper and lower edges of its verso. There is a loss to the top right corner and a corresponding crease. There are pinholes in the lower right and lower left corners. The lower edge is unevenly cut with remnants of adhesive at the center of the lower edge. There are remnants of adhesive at the top left corner and some adhesive staining along the center of the right edge. The sheet is slightly undulating in places. The work is in good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

This work is recorded in the Arshile Gorky Foundation Archives under number D1352.
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