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Catalogue Number
JJ147

Image in Khorkom

c.1934-1936

Oil on canvas

33 in. x 43 in. (83.82 cm x 109.22 cm)

Unsigned and undated

Private Collection

Image in Khorkom
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© The Arshile Gorky Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Schälchli

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The artist

Jeanne Reynal

Estate of Arshile Gorky

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San Francisco Museum of Art, CA.  Arshile Gorky.  9 - 24 August 1941.  

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.  Arshile Gorky Memorial Exhibition.  5 January - 18 February 1951.  Traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 4 March - 22 April 1951; San Francisco Museum of Art, CA, 9 May - 9 July 1951.  Catalogue, no. 16, b/w ill. (per catalogue, painting shown in New York only).

Venice, Italy.  XXXI Biennale Internazionale d’Arte: Arshile Gorky.  16 June - 7 October 1962.  Catalogue, no. 6 (checklist), no. 90 (list of illustrations), b/w ill. 

Tate Gallery, London, Arts Council 1965.  Arshile Gorky, Paintings and Drawings.  2 April - 2 May 1965.  Traveled to Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 22 May - 27 June 1965; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 24 July - 5 September 1965.  Catalogue, no. 30, b/w ill. Rotterdam venue catalogue, b/w ill. [The Rotterdam catalogue cites that the painting was not shown at this venue].    

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Arshile Gorky, 1904-1948.  19 December 1962 - 12 February 1963.  Traveled to the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC, 12 March - 14 April 1963.  Catalogue, no. 32, b/w ill. 

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York.  Arshile Gorky: Important Paintings and Drawings.  3 - 28 April 1979.  Catalogue, listed, color ill. 

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Arshile Gorky 1904 - 1948: A Retrospective.  24 April - 19 July 1981.  Traveled to Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, TX, 11 September - 8 November, 1981; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, 3 December 1981 - 28 February 1982.  Catalogue, no. 99, b/w ill. 

Gagosian Gallery, New York.  Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings, 1929 - 1942.  27 October 1998 - 9 January 1999.  Catalogue, color ill. p. 37.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA.  Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective.  15 October 2009 - 10 January 2010.  Traveled to Tate Modern, London, 10 February - 3 May 2010; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 6 June - 20 September 2010.  Catalogue, no. 60, color ill.  London venue catalogue, no. 19, color ill. 

The Pace Gallery, New York.  Mythology.   22 February - 24 March 2012.

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Hayden Herrera. Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work.  New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003, fig. 31, color ill.

Jim M. Jordan and Robert Goldwater.  The Paintings of Arshile Gorky: A Critical Catalogue.  New York and London: New York University Press, 1982, no. 147, b/w ill.

Melvin P. Lader.  Arshile Gorky.  New York: Abbeville Press, 1985, no. 37, color ill.

Julien Levy.  Arshile Gorky.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1966, plate 67, color. 

Robert S. Mattison.  Arshile Gorky: Works and Writings.  Barcelona: Ediciones Polígrafica, 2009, color ill. p. 55.

Ethel Schwabacher.  Arshile Gorky.  New York: The Macmillan Company for the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1957, no. 18, b/w ill. 

Kim S. Theriault.  Rethinking Arshile Gorky.  Pennsylvania University Press, University Park, PA, 2009, color plate 11.