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Artist Gorky, Arshile
Title Organization (Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia)
Date 1933-1934
Year Range from 1933
Year Range to 1934
Medium Oil on linen canvas mounted on masonite
Dimensions H-13.504 W-21.654 inches
Credit line Gift of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Jr.
ID# 1958.002.011
Object Name Painting
Provenance Mr. Bartlett Perry, San Francisco, CA, 1952; Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY, 1957; Edward Joseph Gallagher, Jr.; gift to UAMA, 1958.
Bibliography "The Edward Joseph Gallagher III Memorial Collection of the University of Arizona," Tucson: University of Arizona, 1958. 23 ill.
"The Edward Joseph Gallagher III Memorial Collection of the University of Arizona," Tucson: University of Arizona, 1964. 23 ill.
"An Exhibition of Modern American Painting," Colby College, Waterville, May 10-Jun 8, 1964. 4.
"Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings," Tate Gallery, London: Arts Council, 1965; cat no. 26 ill.
"The Gallagher Memorial Collection, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, Sculpture, Collected By Mr. Edward Joseph Gallagher, Jr.," Tucson: University of Arizona Museum of Art, 1969. cat no. 40, ill.
Rosenthal, Gertrude. "From El Greco to Pollock: Early and Late Works by European and American Artists," Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1969. 128.
Jordan, Jim and Robert Goldwater. "The Paintings of Arshile Gorky: A Critical Catalogue," New York: New York University Press, 1981. cat no. 119, ill., 47-48.
Taylor, Michael R., ed., "Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective," Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art Publishing Department, 2009, cat. #54, ill. p.210.
Exhibitions History "Abstract Painting in America," Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Feb 12-Mar 22, 1935.
"Gorky: Works of the Middle Period/Trökes, Recent Gouaches and Drawings," Martha Jackson Gallery, NY, Mar 27-Apr 24, 1954.
"If Wishes Could Buy," Baltimore Museum of Art, Sep 18-Nov 6. 1955.
"Arshille Gorky - Paintings, Drawings, Studies," Museum of Modern Art, NY, Dec 1962-Jan 1963.
"An Exhibition of Modern American Painting," Colby College, Waterville, May 10-Jun 8, 1964.
"Expressionism- Force of the Fifties," Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, Jan-Feb 1965.
"Arshille Gorky, Paintings and Drawings," Tate Gallery, London, Apr 2-May 2, 1965, cat. no. 26, ill., circulated: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, May 22-Jun 17, 1965, Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Jul 23-Sep 5, 1965, cat. no. 35, ill.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Dec 1966-Feb 1967
"From El Greco to Pollock," Baltimore Museum of Art, Oct 22-Dec 8, 1968, cat. no. 105, ill.
"Fifty Years Ago," University of New Mexico, Sep 18-Dec 5, 1980.
"1931 America: The Artist;'s View," Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Sep 11-Oct 31, 1982, Gallery of San Diego State University, Nov-Dec 1982
"Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America 1927-1944," Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Nov 15-Dec 31, 1983, circulated: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Jan 26-Mar 25, 1984, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Apr 15-Jun 3, 1984, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Jun 28-Sept 2, 1984
"Arizona Collects Twentieth Century Paintings," Tucson Museum of Art, Jan 18-Mar 23, 1986, cat no. 42 ill.
"Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective," Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 21, 2009 - January 10, 2010; circulated: Tate Modern, London, February 10 - May 3, 2010; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, June 6 - September 20, 2010.

"American Vanguards" Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY 1/15-4/15/2012, Amon Carter Museum 6/9-8/19/2012, Addison Gallery 9/21-12/30/2012
"The Modern Spirit: Selections from the Edward J. Gallagher III Memorial Collection," UAMA (Main Gallery), Nov 22, 2013-March 24, 2014.
Subjects Abstract paintings
Non-objective
Abstract
Abstract works
Abstract Expressionism
Oil painting
Biomorphic shapes