Overview

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Inscription

lower left: A. Gorky / 44

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Provenance

The estate of the artist; private collection, late 1960s; (Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York); purchased 28 February 1979 by NGA.

Exhibition History

1945
Arshile Gorky, Julien Levy Gallery, New York, 1945, no. 2.
1957
33 Paintings by Arshile Gorky, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1957, no. 17, repro.
1965
Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings, Tate Gallery, London; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1965, no. 56 (London) and no. 67 (Rotterdam), repro. (mistakenly illustrated by The Horns of the Landscape).
1968
Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago, 1968, no. 138, fig. 269.
1978
Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca; Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1978, no. 63, repro.
1979
Arshile Gorky, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York, 1979, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1980
La Pintura de Los Estados Unidos de Museos de la Ciudad de Washington, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 1980-1981, no. 68, color repro.
1981
Arshile Gorky 1904-1948: A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981-1982, no. 165, repro.
1984
Reflections of Nature: Flowers in American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1984, no. 66, repro.
1987
Abstract Expressionism: The Critical Developments, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 1987, no. 8, repro.
1989
Arshile Gorky: 1904-1948, Fundación Caja de Pensiones, Madrid; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1989-1990, no. 34, repro.
1991
André Breton: La beauté convulsive, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Centro Arte Reina Sophia, Madrid, 1991, unnumbered catalogue, repro. (title of Spanish catalogue: André Breton y el surrealismo).
1993
American Art in the 20th Century: Painting and Sculpture 1913-1993, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1993, no. 80, repro.
1995
Arshile Gorky: The Breakthrough Years, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 1995-1996, no. 8, repro.
2005
Surrealism USA, National Academy of Design, New York; Phoenix Art Museum, 2005, pl. 85.
2009
Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009-2010, no. 120, repro.

Bibliography

1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 166, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, color repro. 222, 243, 244, repro. 244-45.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 189, repro.
1992
National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 263, repro.
1995
Arshile Gorky: The Breakthrough Years. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 1995-1996: no. 8.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 450, no. 377, color repro.
2009
Cooper, Harry. The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2009: 16, repro. 17.
2010
Gale, Matthew. Arshile Gorky: Enigma and Nostalgia. London, 2010: 71, fig. 34.

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