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Study For The Betrothal

Arshile Gorky-Study For The Betrothal-1947

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Study For The Betrothal
126.4 x 102 cm
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Pencil, charcoal, pastel and wax crayon on burlap paper
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The artist; Jeanne Reynal, New York; Julien Levy, Connecticut; Private Collection, Glencoe, Illinois; Private Collection, New York; Ben Heller, New York; Private Collection; Christie's, New York, November 15, 2006, lot 49; Acquired by the present owner from the previous
Exhibition History :
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Drawings for Principal Paintings by Gorky, September - October 1955; Venice, XXXI Biennale Internazionale d'Arte, Arshile Gorky, September - October 1962, no. 68; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; New Orleans, Newcomb College, Tulane University; Pittsburgh, Chatham College; Nashville, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film; Joplin, Missouri, Spiva Art Center; Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art; Huntington, West Virginia, Marshall College; Tokyo, Seibu Gallery, Seibu Department Store; LeMars, Iowa, Westmar College; St. Louis, Washington University; Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago; Bloomington, Indiana University; Aurora, New York, Wells College; DeKalb, Illinois, Northern Illinois University; New York, The Jewish Museum; Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein; Hamburg, Hamburger Kunstverein; Berlin, Amerika Haus; Essen, Museum Folkwang; York, City Art Gallery; London, Institute of Contemporary Arts; Nottingham, Midland Group Gallery; Bristol, City Art Gallery; Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Vienna, Museum des 20 Jahrhunderts; Lisbon, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes; Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus; Lund, Lunds Konsthall; Basel, Offentliche Kunstmuseum; Zagreb, Galerija Grada Zagreba; Belgrade, Galerija Doma Omladine; Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna; Buenos Aires, Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato di Tella; Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes; Bogata, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango; and Mexico City, Galeria Universitaria Aristos, Arshile Gorky Drawings, December 1962-June 1968, p. 42, no. 103, illustrated; London, The Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Gallery, Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings, April-May 1965, no. 86; New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Gorky: Drawings, November - December 1969, no. 142, p. 52, illustrated and p. 61 (text); Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Drawings by Five Abstract Expressionist Painters: Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, January-February 1976; Chicago, The University of Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, Abstract Expressionism: A Tribute to Harold Rosenberg Paintings and Drawings from Chicago Collections, October - November 1979, no. 13, p. 47 (text); New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art; New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery; and Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Collection in Context: Gorky's Betrothals, October 1993 - January 1994; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; and Houston, The Menil Collection, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective Drawings, November 2003 - May 2004, p. 77, no. 30, illustrated in color; Philadelphia Museum of Art; London, Tate Modern; and Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, October 2009 - September 2010, p. 334, no. 171, illustrated in color

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