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    Sale 2168

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 223

    Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)

    Seated Woman with Vase

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)
    Seated Woman with Vase
    signed and dated 'A. Gorky 27' (lower right)
    oil on cardboard
    11½ x 7 7/8 in. (29.2 x 20 cm.)
    Painted in 1927.


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    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist
    Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1942
    Gifted to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden from the above, 1966


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD BY THE ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN TO BENEFIT ITS ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM


    Literature

    J.M. Jordan & R. Goldwater, The Paintings of Arshile Gorky: A Critical Catalogue, New York, 1982, pp. 33, 195, no. 70 (illustrated).
    J. Levy, Arshile Gorky, New York, 1966, p. 43 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    University Art Museum, The University of Texas at Austin; San Francisco Museum of Art; Purchase, Neuberger Museum; Utica, Museum of Art, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, Arshile Gorky: Drawings to Paintings, October 1975-May 1976 (illustrated).
    Washington, D.C., The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Arshile Gorky: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, October-November 1979, no. 2, p. 19 (illustrated).
    New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, April 1981-February 1982, no. 62 (illustrated).