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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)