Modern Renaissance: A Cross-Category Sale

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Property from a Private European Collection

Arshile Gorky

Garden in Sochi | 《索契的花園》

Auction Closed

March 25, 08:05 PM GMT


2,200,000 - 2,800,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Private European Collection

Arshile Gorky


1904 - 1948

Garden in Sochi


signed by Agnes Gorky Phillips (the artist's widow)


oil on canvas


63.5 by 73.6 cm. 25 ¼ by 29 ⅛ in.

63.5 x 73.6 公分;25 1/4 x 29 1/8 英寸

Executed circa 1940-41.


Estate of the artist

Knoedler & Co., New York (acquired from the above circa 1967)

Galleria Galatea, Turin (acquired from the above in February 1971)

Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 1971)

Acquired from the above by the present owner 

E. de Kooning, 'Gorky: Painter of his own Legend', ARTnews, Vol. 49, No. 9, January 1951, p. 40, illustrated

T. Scialoja, ‘Special Issue on Gorky’, Arti Visive, Vol. 6-7, Summer 1957, n.p., no. 17, illustrated

R. M. Coates, ‘The Art Galleries’, The New Yorker, December 1957, p. 141 (text)

M. Sawin, ‘Arshile Gorky’, ARTS Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 3, December 1957, p. 52 (text)

E. K. Schwabacher, Arshile Gorky, New York 1957, p. 69. no. 26, illustrated

D. Ashton, ‘Art’, Arts and Architecture, Vol. 75, No. 1, January 1958, p. 6 (text)

H. Rosenberg, Arshile Gorky. The Man, The Time, The Idea, New York 1962, p. 69, illustrated 

W. Rubin, 'Arshile Gorky, Surrealism and the New American Painting', Art International, Vol. 7, No. 2, February 1963, p. 30, illustrated 

J. Levy, Arshile Gorky, New York 1966, n.p., no. 79, illustrated in colour

W. Rubin, Dada and Surrealist Art, New York 1968, p. 389, no. 402, illustrated

I. H. Sandler, The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism, New York 1970, p. 54, no. 3-12, illustrated

Anon., ‘Tenere favole viste da Gorky’, La Stampa Turin, March 1972, n.p., (text)

R. F. Reiff, A Stylistic Analysis of Arshile Gorky’s Art from 1943-1948, New York and London 1977, p. 292, no. 14, illustrated

Exh. Cat., Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, American Art at Mid-Century: The Subjects of the Artist, 1978-79, p. 78, no. 33, illustrated

H. Rand, Arshile Gorky: The Implication of Symbols, London 1980, p. 77, no. 5-4, illustrated  

J. M. Jordan and R. Goldwater, The Paintings of Arshile Gorky. A Critical Catalogue, New York and London 1982, pp. 80-81 (text), and p. 395, no. 247, illustrated

D. Karp, Arshile Gorky: The Language of Art, Post-Doctorate Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania 1982, p. 245, no. 78, illustrated

M. P. Lader, Arshile Gorky, New York 1985, p. 64, no. 58, illustrated

H. Rand, Arshile Gorky: The Implication of Symbols, Berkeley and Los Angeles 1991, p. 84, no.5-4, illustrated

H. Herrera, Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work, New York 2003, n.p., no. 42, illustrated in colour

A. Beredjiklian, Arshile Gorky: Sept thèmes majeurs, Suresnes 2007, p. 25 (text)  

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; and San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky Memorial Exhibition, January – July 1951, n.p., no. 25 (text)

Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, Arshile Gorky: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, October 1952, n.p., no. 7 (text)

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Thirty-Three Paintings by Arshile Gorky, December 1957, n.p., no. 6, illustrated 

Venice, XXXI Biennale di Venezia, June – October 1962, p. 111, no. 8 (text)

New York, The Museum of Modern Art; and Washington D.C., The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Arshile Gorky. Paintings, Drawings, Studies, December 1962 – April 1963, p. 26, no. 40, illustrated

London, Tate Gallery; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts; and Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Arshile Gorky. Paintings and Drawings, April – September 1965, n.p., no. 39, illustrated

Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery, 1965 – 1967 (on loan to the museum) 

New York, Knoedler & Co., Space and Dream, December 1967, p. 51, illustrated

New York, Knoedler & Co., Gorky, de Kooning, Newman, June – September 1969, n.p., no. 2 (text)

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940 – 1970, October 1969 – February 1970, p. 156, no. 88, illustrated

Turin, Galleria Galatea, Arshile Gorky, February – March 1972, n.p., illustrated in colour

Lugano, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, From Kandinsky to Pollock: The Vertigo of Non-form, September 2001 – January 2002

Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou; and Paris, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Arshile Gorky: Hommage, April – June 2007, p. 53, illustrated in colour