Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 108. ARSHILE GORKY | UNTITLED (VIRGINIA LANDSCAPE).

The Collection of Sidney & Bernice Clyman


Auction Closed

June 30, 01:51 AM GMT


600,000 - 1,000,000 USD

Lot Details



1904 - 1948


pencil and crayon on paper 

17 ½ by 23 ¾ in. 44.5 by 60.3 cm.

Executed in 1943-44

Estate of the artist

M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York

Private Collection, Dallas (acquired from the above in January 1970)

M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York 

Acquired by the present owner from the above in December 1976

Miriam Brummer, "In the Galleries: Arshile Gorky," Arts Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 2, November 1969, p. 62, illustrated (in incorrect orientation)

Louis Finkelstein, "Becoming is Meaning," ARTnews, Vol. 68, No. 8, December 1969, p. 45, illustrated in color

Roberta Smith, "Arshile Gorky, Knoedler Gallery," Artforum, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1975, p. 75, illustrated (in incorrect orientation)

Arts Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 7, March 1976, p. 59, illustrated in color 

New York, International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (organizer); and travelling to New Orleans, Newcomb College, Tulane University; Pittsburgh, Chatham College; Nashville, Watkins Institute; Joplin, Missouri, Spiva Art Center; Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art; Huntington, West Virginia, Marshall College; Tokyo, Seibu Gallery, Seibu Department Store; LeMars, Iowa, Westmar College; St. Louis, Washington University; Arts Club of Chicago; Bloomington, Indiana University; Aurora, New York, Wells College; DeKalb, Illinois, Northern Illinois University; New York, The Jewish Museum; Karlsruhe, Germany, Badischer Kunstverein; Hamburg, Hamburger Kunstverein; Berlin, Amerika Haus; Essen, Museum Folkwang; York, City Art Gallery; London, Institute of Contemporary Arts; Nottingham, Midland Group Gallery; Bristol, City Gallery of Art; Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts; Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Vienna, Museum des 20 Jahrhunderts; Lisbon, Sociedade Nacional de Bellas Artes; Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus; Lund, Sweden, Kunsthalle LundBasel, Öffentliche Kunstmuseum; Zagreb, Galerija Grada Zagreba; Belgrade, Galerija Doma Omladine; Rome, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna; Buenos Aires, Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato di Tella; Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes; Bogatà, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango; and Mexico City, Galeria Universitaria Aristos, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte. Arshile Gorky Drawings, December 1962 - June 1968, no. 20, illustrated (Toyko), no. 20 (text) (Germany), no. 20 (text) (United Kingdom), no. 63 (text) (Rotterdam), p. 18, no. 20, illustrated (in incorrect orientation), p. 26 (text) (Vienna), no. 20 (text) (Lisbon), p. 12, no. 20 (text) (Oslo), no. 20 (text) (Lund), p. 15, no. 20 (text) (Basel), no. 20 (Zagreb), illustrated (in incorrect orientation) (Buenos Aires), and p. 29, no. 20 (text) (Mexico City)

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Gorky: Drawings, November - December 1969, p. 2, illustrated in color, and p. 59, no. 81 (text) (titled Drawing)

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Arshile Gorky: Works On Paper, January - February 1975, n.p., no. 22, illustrated on the cover (titled Drawing)

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky, 1904-1948: A Retrospective, April 1981 - February 1982, p. 196, no. 166, illustrated in color (titled Drawing)

New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900-1950, May - August 1999, pp. 274-275, no. 122, illustrated in color (titled Untitled)

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; and Houston, The Menil Collection, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings, November 2003 - May 2004, p. 161, no. 86, illustrated in color, and p. 244, no. 86 (text) (titled Drawing)

Philadelphia Museum of Art; London, Tate Modern; and Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, October 2009 - September 2010, p. 269, no. 108, illustrated in color, and p. 390 (text) (titled Drawing (Virginia Landscape))