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Arshile Gorky, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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Arshile Gorky

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Charcoal and graphite on paper
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Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)

Untitled

inscribed with the artist's name by the artist's widow …

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)

Untitled

inscribed with the artist's name by the artist's widow 'Arshile Gorky by AGP' (on the reverse)

charcoal and graphite on paper

19 x 24 3/4 in. (48.2 x 62.8 cm.)

Executed in 1938-40.

Signature
Inscribed with the artist's name by the artist's widow 'Arshile Gorky by AGP' (on the reverse)
Arshile Gorky
Armenian-American, 1904–1948
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Arshile Gorky was one of the last great Surrealist painters and a major influence on (and early figure in) Abstract Expressionism. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1920, he devoted himself to apprenticeships in the style of other artists before developing his own personal vision. Through his friendships with Surrealist André Breton and painter Roberto Matta, he was introduced to automatic drawing and biomorphic imagery. Gorky's innovative, explosive landscapes used an abstract vocabulary to convey memories of his Armenian childhood alongside direct observations of nature.

Arshile Gorky, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
Arshile Gorky, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
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Christie's

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)

Untitled

inscribed with the artist's name by the artist's widow …

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)

Untitled

inscribed with the artist's name by the artist's widow 'Arshile Gorky by AGP' (on the reverse)

charcoal and graphite on paper

19 x 24 3/4 in. (48.2 x 62.8 cm.)

Executed in 1938-40.

Signature
Inscribed with the artist's name by the artist's widow 'Arshile Gorky by AGP' (on the reverse)
Arshile Gorky
Armenian-American, 1904–1948
Follow

Arshile Gorky was one of the last great Surrealist painters and a major influence on (and early figure in) Abstract Expressionism. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1920, he devoted himself to apprenticeships in the style of other artists before developing his own personal vision. Through his friendships with Surrealist André Breton and painter Roberto Matta, he was introduced to automatic drawing and biomorphic imagery. Gorky's innovative, explosive landscapes used an abstract vocabulary to convey memories of his Armenian childhood alongside direct observations of nature.

Arshile Gorky

Untitled

Charcoal and graphite on paper
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.