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Arshile Gorky: 1904-1948

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Arshile Gorky, 1904-1948' accompanies the first Italian museum survey on the career of a leading American painter of Armenian origin. Reproducing over eighty paintings and works on paper from the exhibition at the Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna di Ca' Pesaro in Venice, this book also features three essays on the artist and the American Abstract Expressionist movement. Texts feature from the exhibition's curators Gabriella Belli and Edith Devaney as well as Saskia Spender, the painter's granddaughter and president of the Arshile Gorky Foundation.

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Arshile Gorky: 1904-1948

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Language

English and Italian

Publisher

Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia / Hauser & Wirth Publishers

Publication Date

May 2019

ISBN

9783906915340

Pages

240 pages

Size

25 x 28 cm

Editor

Hauser & Wirth Publishers

Composition

Hardcover

The Artist

Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky was born an ethnic Armenian in Ottoman Anatolia in c.1904. Fleeing the genocide that claimed the life of his mother, he emigrated to the United States as a teenage refugee in 1920. After five years with relatives in Massachusetts, Gorky moved to New York and changed his name in honor of the celebrated Russian poet. Refusing all categories, whether artistic or political, as necessarily reductive, Gorky forsook assimilation in favor of celebrating his otherness, becoming a central figure of the cultural milieu of a city on the brink of Modernism.
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