Study For The Betrothal
Artwork: Study For The Betrothal
Size: 61.9 x 48.6 cm
Medium: Graphite and wax crayon on paper
Creation year: 1947
Marks: Signed 'a Gorky' (lower left)
Category: Drawings
Artwork details : Executed circa 1946-1947
Provenance: Estate of the artist; Agnes Phillips, New York, 1948; Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York; Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 1982
Exhibition history: New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Minneapolis, The Walker Art Center and The San Francisco Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky Memorial Exhibition, January-July 1951, no. 92; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Drawings for Principal Paintings by Gorky, September-October 1955; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Late Drawings by Gorky, September-October 1959, no. 33 (illustrated); Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, University Gallery, Gorky Drawings, October-December 1960; New York, The Art Center of the New School, An Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture by 15 Noted Contemporary Artists, May-June 1961; New York, The Museum of Modern Art and Washington, D.C., The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Arshile Gorky, Paintings, Drawings, Studies, December 1962-April 1963, p. 42, no. 102 (illustrated); London, The Tate Gallery; Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts and Rotterdam, Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Arshile Gorky, Paintings and Drawings, April-August 1965, no. 85 (illustrated); New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Gorky: Drawings, November-December 1969, p. 52, no. 144 (illustrated); New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky, 1904-1948: A Retrospective, April 1981-February 1982, p. 220, no. 197 (illustrated); New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery and Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Collection in Context: Gorky's Betrothals, October 1993-June 1994, no. 3 (illustrated); New York, Whitney Museum of American Art and Houston, The Menil Collection, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings, November 2003-May 2004, p. 77, no. 30 (illustrated).

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Date: 2019-11-14
Lot Number: 690
Low Estimate: $150000 [+6%]
High Estimate: $200000 [-19%]
Hammer Price: $160000
Sold For: $200000