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Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné

The Arshile Gorky Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the digital Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné. Edited by Dr. Eileen Costello, the catalogue is informed by over five decades of research. The inaugural installment, which is available free of charge upon email registration, presents just over 1,900 documented works known to be by the artist and dating from 1924 through July 21, 1948, the date of his death. It includes 346 paintings, 1,568 drawings, thirty prints, three sculptures, and one textile–many of which have never before been published.

The ongoing project will continue to be produced, published, and mantained under the auspices of the Arshile Gorky Foundation. Future installments will be made available as our research continues. Our intent in making the presently completed entries available now is to provide the public with new and reliable research, accompanied, in almost all cases, by high-resolution images. Our hope is that the work of Arshile Gorky may reach a broader audience and inspire new scholarship.

The catalogue raisonné has benefited significantly from the help and cooperation of a great many individuals at institutions, galleries, auction houses, private collections, art advisories, libraries, and archives who generously contributed their time and resources in responding to our research requests and inquiries. It is not possible for us to list the names of all those who facilitated our research, but we gratefully acknowledge their invaluable assistance.

The publication is designed by panOpticon with assistance from exhibit-E.

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Still Life, 1929, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 48 1/8 in. (92.1 x 122.2 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P073]

Still Life, 1929, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 48 1/8 in. (92.1 x 122.2 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P073]

Abstraction, c. 1931–32, ink on paper, 22 11/16 x 28 7/8 in. (57.6 x 73.3 cm). Yale University Art Gallery. Gift of Collection Société Anonyme (1941.487). [AGCR: D0175a]

Abstraction, c. 1931–32, ink on paper, 22 11/16 x 28 7/8 in. (57.6 x 73.3 cm). Yale University Art Gallery. Gift of Collection Société Anonyme (1941.487). [AGCR: D0175a]

Carnival, 1943, crayon and graphite pencil on paper, 22 3/4 x 28 13/16 in. (57.8 x 73.2 cm). Art Institute of Chicago. Gift of Lindy Bergman (The Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection) (1999.937). [AGCR: D1010]

Carnival, 1943, crayon and graphite pencil on paper, 22 3/4 x 28 13/16 in. (57.8 x 73.2 cm). Art Institute of Chicago. Gift of Lindy Bergman (The Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection) (1999.937). [AGCR: D1010]

Summation, 1947, charcoal, graphite pencil, and pastel on paper mounted on board, 79 5/8 x 101 3/4 in. (202.2 x 258.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Fund, 234.1969. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: D1486]

Summation, 1947, charcoal, graphite pencil, and pastel on paper mounted on board, 79 5/8 x 101 3/4 in. (202.2 x 258.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Fund, 234.1969. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: D1486]

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