Artwork: Untitled
Size: 48.6 x 63.2 cm
Medium: Wax crayon and graphite on paper
Creation year: 1946
Marks: Signed and dated 'A Gorky 46' (lower right)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Julien Levy, Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1958; William Copley, New York, circa 1966; His sale; Sotheby's, New York, 5 November 1979, lot 13; Harold Diamond, New York; Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 1981
Exhibition history: New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Max Ernst and Arshile Gorky: From the Collection of Julien Levy, March-May 1964, no. 26; College Park, University of Maryland, J. Millard Tawes Fine Arts Center, The Drawings of Arshile Gorky, March-April 1969, p. 54, no. 34; New York, Washburn Gallery, Arshile Gorky, In Memory, November 1978, no. 11; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Dallas Museum of Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Arshile Gorky 1904-1948: A Retrospective, April-July 1981, p. 242, no. 230 (illustrated); Stanford University Museum of Art, Twentieth-Century Drawings from the Anderson Collection: Auguste Rodin to Elizabeth Murray, November 1988-February 1989, no. 19 (illustrated on the back cover); Madrid, Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundacion Caja de Pensiones and London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Arshile Gorky, 1904-1948, October 1989-March 1990, pp. 150 and 193, no. 84 (illustrated); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 2000-January 2001, pp. 313 and 366, no. 101, pl. 177 (illustrated); New York, Whitney Museum of American Art and Houston, The Menil Collection, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings, November 2003-February 2004, pp. 171 and 244, no. 94 (illustrated); Philadelphia Museum of Art; London, Tate Modern and Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, October 2009-September 2010, p. 312, no. 151 (illustrated); Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper, March-August 2018

Christie's New York

Date: 2018-11-16
Lot Number: 613
Low Estimate: $200000 [+100%]
High Estimate: $300000 [+33%]
Hammer Price: $400000
Sold For: $492500