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    Sale 2048

    Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

    12 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 48

    Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)

    Untitled (Study for Betrothal)

    Price Realised  


    Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)
    Untitled (Study for Betrothal)
    signed and dated 'a. Gorky 46' (lower right)
    watercolor, pastel and crayon on paper
    8 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (21.6 x 27.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1946.

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    This work has been requested to be included in the forthcoming retrospective of the work of Arshile Gorky, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2009. The exhibition will travel to the Tate Modern, London and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2010.

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    Julien Levy, New York
    Margarita Vidal Socas, New York
    C & M Arts, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

    Pre-Lot Text

    Master Drawings of American Post-War Art: A Private Collection


    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery and Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Collections in Context: Gorky's Betrothals, October 1993-June 1994 (illustrated in color).