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Inscription

across top reverse: on stretcher: TOP Arshile Gorky 36 Union Square 1933-1934 1936

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Provenance

The estate of the artist; private collection, 1978; (Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York); purchased 28 February 1979 by NGA.

Exhibition History

1936
Third Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1936, no. 10.
1941
Paintings by Arshile Gorky, San Francisco Museum of Art, 1941, as Composition.
1951
Arshile Gorky: Memorial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1951, no. 11, repro. (shown only in New York).
1962
Arshile Gorky: Paintings, Drawings, Studies, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C., 1962-1963, no. 27, repro.
1962
Paintings by Arshile Gorky from 1929 to 1948, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, February-March 1962, no. 5, repro.
1962
XXXI Esposizione Biennale Internazionale D'Arte, Venice, June-October 1962, no. 4 in Rooms XXXVII and XXXVIII.
1965
Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings, Tate Gallery, London; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1965, no. 27 (London) and no. 37 (Rotterdam), repro.
1977
The Modern Spirit: American Painting 1908-1935, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Hayward Gallery, London, 1977, no. 152.
1978
American Abstract Art, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; Centre National Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1978.
1978
Murals Without Walls: Arshile Gorky's Aviation Murals Rediscovered, Newark Museum, 1978-1979; American Federation of Arts tour, 1979-1980, no. 5, repro. (shown only in Newark and on tour at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.).
1979
Arshile Gorky, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York, 1979, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2003
Metafisica, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, 2003-2004, no. 99, repro.
2006
Picasso and American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2006-2007, unnumbered catalogue, pl. 67.
2009
Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009-2010, no. 66, repro.

Bibliography

1980
_American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 167, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 160, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, repro. 242, 243.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 188, repro.
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: 54, repro. 55.
1992
_American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 188, repro.
1997
_Psychiatric Services: A Journal of the American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C., 1997, front cover, repro.
2001
Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA II: Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. Chicago, 2001: 186-187, 216, color repro.
2010
Gale, Matthew. Arshile Gorky: Enigma and Nostalgia. London, 2010: 40, fig. 16.

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