Study for "Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia"

Arshile Gorky, American, b. Dilkaya, Turkey, 1904–1948
Private collection
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, by 1981
Private collection, New York
Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art, New York
Harvey and Francoise Rambach, New Jersey, from 1984-1999
James Goodman Gallery, New York, to 28 April 2000
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2000
Exhibition History
UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN. "Arshile Gorky: Drawings to Paintings," 12 October-23 November 1975, no. 98. Tour: SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 4 December-12 January 1976; NEUBERGER MUSEUM, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT PURCHASE, 10 February-14 March; MUSEUM OF ART, MUNSON-WILLIAMS PROCTOR INSTITUTE, Utica, New York, 4 April-9 May.
BROWN UNIVERSITY, BELL GALLERY, LIST ART BUILDING, Providence. "Graham, Gorky, Smith, and Davis in the Thirties," 30 April-22 May 1977, cat.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective," 23 April-19 July 1981, no. 46, ill. Tour: DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 11 September-8 November; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 3 December-28 February 1982.
BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART, Florida. "Masterpieces of American Modernism: Selections from the Harvey and Francoise Rambach Collection," 10 March-23 April 1995, cat.
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Roslyn Harbor, New York. "American Vanguards," 21 January-28 April 1996, cat.
PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY, New York. "New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900-1950," 20 May-29 August 1999, no. 121, pp. 272-273, ill.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN, New York. "Surrealism USA," 17 February-8 May 2005, cat. Tour: PHOENIX ART MUSEUM, 5 June-25 September.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. "Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective," 21 October 2009-10 January 2010, cat. Tour: TATE MODERN, London, 10 February-3 May; MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles, 6 June-20 September.
Published References
UNSIGNED. "La Chronique des Arts: Principales Acquisitions des Musées en 2000," Gazette des Beaux-Arts, no. 1586 (March 2001), fig. 246, p. 61.
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Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Credit Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2000
Data Source
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Accession Number
Ink on paper
20 1/8 × 28 3/4 in. (51.1 × 73 cm)