Catalogue Raisonné

Drawings from Gorky’s Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia series. Private Collection.

In December 2006, the Arshile Gorky Foundation began compiling a database of Gorky’s paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. This database updates Jim M. Jordan and Robert Goldwater’s The Paintings of Arshile Gorky: A Critical Catalogue (1982) and builds upon the research archive of the late Gorky scholar Melvin P. Lader. To better suit this type of scholarship, the Foundation’s database will be published as an online catalogue raisonné. Unlike traditional printed publications, this web-based format will allow us to revise information as new data comes to light, such as changes in ownership and additions to exhibition and publication histories.  In the future, the catalogue raisonné will be published using a content management system customized for the Foundation by PanOpticon, New York.  For the time being, works by Gorky can be viewed by visiting the Image Gallery

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