Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné
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Photo: © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
D1440
(Virginia—Summer)
1946
Graphite pencil and crayon on laid paper
18 15/16 x 24 3/8 in. (48.1 x 61.9 cm)
Recto, in pencil, lower right: A. Gorky
Verso not inscribed
Exhibitions
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, Late Drawings by Gorky, September 28–October 24, 1959, no. 10, ill. in b/w, as "Drawing."
University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Gorky Drawings, October 27–December 2, 1960, as "Drawing."
Everett Ellin Gallery, Los Angeles, Arshile Gorky: Forty Drawings from the Period 1929 thru 1947, April 9–May 5, 1962, no. 32, ill. in b/w, as "Untitled."
M. Knoedler & Co. Inc, New York, Gorky: Drawings, November 25–December 27, 1969 (Exhibition catalogue: Jordan 1969), no. 130, ill. in b/w, p. 49; p. 61, as "Virginia—Summer."
Wilmington Society of Fine Arts, Delaware Art Center, Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture from New York Galleries, April 2–26, 1970.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Arshile Gorky 1904–1948: A Retrospective, April 24–July 19, 1981, no. 233, ill. in b/w, p. 243, as "Virginia—Summer." Traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, September 11–November 8, 1981; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 3, 1981–February 28, 1982.
Arnold Herstand & Company, New York, Surrealism: From Paris to New York, May 12–Summer 1990, ill. in color, as "Virginia—Summer."
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Collects: Willem de Kooning and His Contemporaries, March 17–May 21, 1995.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (organizers), Arshile Gorky: The Breakthrough Years, 1995–96, no. 41, ill. in color, p. 171, as "Virginia—Summer." Traveled to: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, May 7–September 17, 1995; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, October 13–December 31, 1995; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, January 13–March 17, 1996.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings, November 20, 2003–February 15, 2004, no. 126, ill. in color, p. 215, as "Virginia—Summer." Traveled to: Menil Collection, Houston, March 5–May 9, 2004.
Fresno Art Museum and the Armenian Museum, California, Vosdanik Manouk Adoian a.k.a. Arshile Gorky, April 7–June 4, 2006, [not in catalogue].
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, October 15, 2009–January 10, 2010, no. 150, ill. in color, p. 311, as "Virginia—Summer." Traveled to: Tate Modern, London, February 10–May 3, 2010. (Gale 2010).; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, June 6–September 20, 2010.
Literature
Barbara Mathes Gallery. Selections: Fall 1989. New York: Barbara Mathes Gallery, 1989, no. 23, ill. in color, as "Virginia—Summer."
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, p. 108; p. 139, as "Virginia—Summer."
Field, Parker. "Beyond The Limit." In Arshile Gorky: Beyond The Limit, edited by Jennifer Magee. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2021. Exhibition catalogue, discussed p. 12; ill. in color, p. 31, as "Untitled (Virginia Summer)."
Karmel, Pepe. "The Blue Veil: Arshile Gorky's Untitled (Virginia Summer)." In Arshile Gorky: Beyond The Limit, edited by Jennifer Magee. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2021. Exhibition catalogue, discussed pp. 18–19.
Notes
Watermark / Stamp: Michallet
Michallet paper with watermark, lower left: MICHALLET / FRANCE; lower right: UFPC [three flowers]
Verso, in pencil, lower left [not in artist's hand]: 5; A; upper right: 21; center right: #9; 18 x 24 inches [sideways]
The drawing was examined framed. The verso inscription information and marking are known from documentation provided by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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