Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné
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Photo: Peter Schälchli
(Vase of Flowers)
c. 1942
Graphite pencil and crayon on paper
10 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. (25.7 x 17.5 cm)
Not inscribed
Private collection
Galleria dell'Obelisco, Rome, Arshile Gorky, February 4–18, 1957. (Exhibition brochure: Afro 1957), no. 14 (Disegni), as "Fiori, disegno a colori". Traveled to: La Galleria La Loggia, Bologna, Italy, March 28–April 9, 1957; Galleria Montenapoleone, Milan, [dates unknown].
M. Knoedler & Co. Inc, New York, Gorky: Drawings, November 25–December 27, 1969. (Exhibition catalogue: Jordan 1969), no. 27, ill. in b/w, p. 25; p. 56, as "Vase of Flowers".
Arts Council of Great Britain, London (organizer), Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings, 1975–77, no. 21, as "Flower Drawing". Traveled to: Southampton Art Gallery, United Kingdom, December 12, 1975–February 22, 1976; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom, April 3–May 2, 1976; Sunderland Art Gallery, United Kingdom, June 5–August 15, 1976; City Art Gallery, Dundee, United Kingdom, August 21–November 27, 1976; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom, December 19, 1976–January 16, 1977; Serpentine Gallery, London, March 12–April 11, 1977.
A. Gorky: Drawings. New York: Walker and Company, in association with M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., 1970. Monograph, fig. 5, ill. in color, as "Vase of Flowers".

Verso, stamped, lower center: Galleria dell'Obelisco / N. / Via Sistina a 146 - Roma; in ink: G.[aspero] dal Corso

Verso, in pencil, upper left [not in artist's hand]: 1 [circled]; in ink, center: 14 [circled and upside down]; in red ink, lower center: 12 [in a triangle]; in pencil: [illegible]

The verso inscription information and marking are known from the records of the Arshile Gorky Foundation.

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Theme: Still Life