Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné
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Photo: Peter Schälchli
D1028
(Virginia Landscape)
c. 1944
Crayon and graphite pencil on paper
18 1/2 x 23 5/8 in. (47 x 60 cm)
Recto not inscribed
Verso not seen
Private collection
Exhibitions
M. Knoedler & Co. Inc, New York, Gorky: Drawings, November 25–December 27, 1969, per Knoedler photo (?)
Arts Council of Great Britain, London (organizer), Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings, 1976–77, no. 22, as "Landscape," dated 1943. Traveled to: Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom, December 19, 1976–January 16, 1977; Serpentine Gallery, London, March 12–April 11, 1977.
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California, The Interpretive Link: Abstract Surrealism into Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper, 1938–1948, July 16–September 14, 1986, no. 17, ill. in color, p. 75; ill. in color on cover and back cover, as "Virginia Landscape." Traveled to: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 13, 1986–January 21, 1987; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 21–April 19, 1987.
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, Arshile Gorky: Œuvres sur Papier, 1929–1947; Arbeiten auf Papier, 1929–1947, September 21–November 11, 1990, no. 60, ill. in color, p. 130, as "Paysage de Virginie / Landschaft in Virginia." Traveled to: Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, January 16–February 27, 1991; Musée Cantini, Marseille, France, March 15–May 30, 1991; Musée d'art Moderne de Saint Étienne, France, June 20–September 2, 1991; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, September 25–November 10, 1991; Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany, November 19, 1991–January 26, 1992.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, Arshile Gorky: Works on Paper / Opere su Carta, April–June 1992, no. 32, ill. in color, p. 101, as "Landscape in Virginia / Paesaggio della Virginia." Traveled to: Palazzo delle Esponsizioni, Rome, October 14–November 30, 1992; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, July 21–August 27, 1993.
Galleria Comunale d'Arte, Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano, Italy, Da Monet a Morandi: paesaggi dello spirito, April 13–June 15, 1997, ill. in color, p. 103, as "Paesaggio della Virginia."
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings, November 20, 2003–February 15, 2004, no. 81, ill. in color, p. 151, as "Landscape in Virginia." Traveled to: Menil Collection, Houston, March 5–May 9, 2004.
Ca'Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, Venice, Italy, Arshile Gorky: 1904–1948, May 8–September 22, 2019, ill. in color, p. 171, as "Virginia Landscape."
Literature
Spender, Saskia and Edith Devaney. Ardent Nature: Arshile Gorky Landscapes, 1943–47. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2017. Exhibition catalogue (2017 New York), ill. in color, pp. 42–43; p. 138, as "Virginia Landscape."
Notes
The drawing was examined framed; no documentation of its verso has been made available.
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