Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné
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Photo: Jerry L. Thompson
D1288
(Untitled)
1946
Graphite pencil and crayon on paper
19 1/8 x 24 7/8 in. (48.6 x 63.2 cm)
Recto, in pencil, lower left: A Gorky / 46
Verso not seen
Private collection
Exhibitions
Julien Levy Gallery, New York, Arshile Gorky: Colored Drawings, February 18–March 8, 1947.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Max Ernst and Arshile Gorky from the Collection of Julien Levy, March 19–May 3, 1964, no. 26, as "Drawing."
J. Millard Tawes Fine Arts Center, University of Maryland Art Department and Art Gallery, College Park, The Drawings of Arshile Gorky, March 20–April 27, 1969 (Exhibition catalogue: Joyner 1969), no. 34 (Drawings, Sketches, Gouaches), p. 54, as "Untitled."
Washburn Gallery, New York, Arshile Gorky, In Memory, November 2–28, 1978, no. 11, as "Untitled."
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Arshile Gorky 1904–1948: A Retrospective, April 24–July 19, 1981, no. 230, ill. in b/w, p. 242, as "Untitled." Traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, September 11–November 8, 1981; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 3, 1981–February 28, 1982.
Stanford University Museum of Art, California, Twentieth-Century Drawings from the Anderson Collection: Auguste Rodin to Elizabeth Murray, November 15, 1988–February 19, 1989, no. 19, as "Untitled."
Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundación Caja de Pensiones, Madrid, Arshile Gorky, 1904–1948, October 17–December 23, 1989, no. 84, ill. in color, p. 150, as "Untitled." Traveled to: Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, January 19–March 25, 1990.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 7, 2000–January 15, 2001, no. 101, ill. in color, pl. 177, p. 313, as "Untitled."
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings, November 20, 2003–February 15, 2004, no. 94, ill. in color, p. 171, as "Untitled." Traveled to: Menil Collection, Houston, March 5–May 9, 2004.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, October 15, 2009–January 10, 2010, no. 151, ill. in color, p. 312, as "Untitled." Traveled to: Tate Modern, London, February 10–May 3, 2010. (Gale 2010).; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, June 6–September 20, 2010.
Stanford University Museum of Art, California, Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper, March 8–August 20, 2018, as "Untitled."
Literature
Reiff, Robert. "The Late Works of Arshile Gorky: A Critical Estimate." Art Journal (New York) 22, no. 3 (Spring 1963), fig. 4, ill. b/w, p. 152, as "Drawing."
Levy, Julien. Arshile Gorky. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1966. Monograph, pl. 165, ill. in b/w, p. 189, as "Untitled," dated 1946.
Reiff, Robert. "Arshile Gorky's Object Matter." Arts Magazine (New York) 50, no. 7 (March 1976), ill. in b/w, p. 93, as "Drawing."
Seitz, William C. Abstract Expressionist Painting in America. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press for the National Gallery of Art, 1983.
Baker, Kenneth. "Borrowed Glory." San Francisco Chronicle, October 5, 2000, discussed p. E3, as Untitled.
Notes
Watermark / Stamp: Strathmore
Strathmore paper with blindstamp, lower left: STRATHMORE / [thistle] / ARTIST
The drawing was examined framed; no documentation of its verso has been made available.

Commentary

Based on the fact that this drawing was known to have been in the inventory of the Julien Levy Gallery, it is probable, though unconfirmed, that it was included in the gallery's exhibition Arshile Gorky: Colored Drawings which opened in mid-February 1947.

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