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Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) Untitled signed and inscribed 'Arshile Gorki pour Cara d'Elisa Breton' (on the reverse) pen and black ink on paper 12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm.) Drawn circa 1945-1946
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Acquired from the artist by Elisa Breton, 1947.
By descent to the present owner.

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In 1946, André Breton wrote the Surrealist classic, Jeunes Cérisiers Garantis Contre Les Liévres (Young Cherry Trees Secured Against Hares) illustrated with line drawings by Gorky and a cover by Marcel Duchamp. This Gorky drawing appears to be related to that noted Surrealist collaboration.

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