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    Sale 2150

    First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art

    11 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 80

    Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)

    Study for Painting

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)
    Study for Painting
    India ink, ink and graphite on paper
    10 x 14 7/8 in. (25.4 x 37.9 cm.)
    Drawn circa 1932.


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    This work is a preliminary study for Painting, 1936-1937, that is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist
    Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 2 May 1974, lot 151
    Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 12 May 2004, lot 101
    C&M Arts, New York, acquired at the above sale
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the additional exhibition history for this drawing:

    New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Washington D.C., The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Arshile Gorky: Paintings, Drawings, Studies, December 1962-April 1963 no. 35, p. 25 (illustrated).


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection


    Literature

    J. Bordeaux, "Arshile Gorky: His Formative Period (1925-1937)," American Art Review, May-June 1974 p. 95 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    New York, M. Knoedler and Company, Gorky Drawings, November-December 1969, no. 33 (illustrated).
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Washington D.C., The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Arshile Gorky: Paintings, Drawings, Studies, December 1962-April 1963 no. 35, p. 25 (illustrated).