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Composition, (c. 1938-1940)

Arshile Gorky, American, b. Khorkom, Armenia, 1904–1948

Oil on canvas, 56 1/8 × 34 in. (142.4 × 86.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.138

Provenance:
Estate of the artist
Harold Diamond, New York, to 16 September 1967
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 16 September 1967-1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 497, ill. p. 353; p. 697. [horizontal orientation]
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Arshile Gorky: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection," 4 October-25 November 1979, catalogue by Phyllis D. Rosenzweig, no. 16, p. 30; ill. p. 31. [horizontal orientation]

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), fig. 497, p. 353; p. 697. [horizontal orientation]
JORDAN, JIM M. and ROBERT GOLDWATER. The Paintings of Arshile Gorky: A Critical Catalogue (New York and London: New York University Press, 1982), no. 239, ill. p. 385 [horizontal orientation]; p. 386. [see note on vertical orientation]
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures of the Smithsonian (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 1983), ill. [horizontal orientation]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)