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, no. 130, ill. in b/w, p. 49, 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.
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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