ARSHILE GORKY: Enigma and Nostalgia
by Matthew Gale
Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) is a pivotal figure in mid-twentieth century American painting, providing a bridge between European modernism and the New York School. Coinciding with a major retrospective exhibition of his work, this succinct and accessible survey examines a career that, although brief was immensely influential, producing some of the greatest painting of a generation.
Published by Tate Publishing in 2010 on the occasion of the exhibition Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective at Philadelphia Museum of Art, 21 October 2009 - 10 January 2010; Tate Modern, London 10 February - 3 May 2010: and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 6 June - 20 September 2010