American Vanguards: John Graham, Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927 - 1942. Venues: Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, 29 January – 28 April 2012; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX, 9 June – 19 August 2012; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, 21 September – 31 December 2012.
American Vanguards focuses on the circle of artists associated with John Graham (1887-1961), a mysterious figure who played a key role in the American art community from the late 1920s through the 1940s. By 1930, Graham, Gorky and Stuart Davis were so constantly in one another’s company that Willem de Kooning nicknamed them “the Three Musketeers.” This exhibition will feature works by Graham, Davis, Gorky, and de Kooning, largely from the years 1927 to 1942, when they were in closest contact, as well as selected works by other members of their circle, such as Alexander Calder, Lee Krasner, and David Smith.
A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, featuring essays by guest curators Karen Wilkin, William C. Agee, and Irving Sandler.
22 October 2009
To coincide with the opening of the exhibition Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Arshile Gorky Foundation re-launched its website on 22 October 2009. The new design was created by Creative Arc, a Minneapolis-based firm.
11 March 2010
The United States Postal Service issued a 44-cent Abstract Expressionists commemorative stamp in ten designs. Arshile Gorky's The Liver is the Cock's Comb (1944; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY) is featured along with works by Hans Hofmann, Adolph Gottlieb, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and Joan Mitchell.
17 August 2010
A detailed chronology of the artist's life was uploaded to the website. It can be accessed from the Gorky's Life tab on the main menu.
7 January 2011
Although work still continues on the online catalogue raisonné, additional works by Gorky can now be viewed within our new Image Gallery, which is accessible from the main navigation menu.
23 January 2011
The US section of the International Association of Art Critics/AICA-USA announced its annual awards to honor artists, curators, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions in recognition of excellence in the conception and realization of exhibitions. Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective was awarded second place in the category of Best Monographic Show Nationally. The exhibition, curated by Michael Taylor, was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Tate Modern, London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
1 February 2012
Without Gorky, a documentary film by Cosima Spender (the artist's granddaughter), will appear at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) during their Documentary Fortnight Festival this month. The film explores Gorky's personal and artistic legacy through the eyes of three generations -- Agnes "Mougouch" Gorky (his wife), Maro and Natasha Gorky (his daughters), and Cosima Spender (his granddaughter). The film will be screened on 19 February at MoMA's Titus 1 Theater and on 20 February at MoMA's Bartos Theater.
6 February 2012
The trailer for Without Gorky is now online! Click here.
12 April 2012
Without Gorky will be screened at Brandeis University next week: