HULIQ (press release), NC
July 21 2008
Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective
The first comprehensive retrospective to be devoted to Gorky in nearly
three decades, the exhibition will present around 180 paintings,
drawings, sculptures and prints reflecting the full scope of the
artist’s prolific career. The exhibition will be on view from October
2009 to December 2009.
Drawn from public and private collections throughout the United States
and Europe, the retrospective will reveal the evolution of Gorky’s
unique visual vocabulary and mature painting style. Organized by the
Philadelphia Museum of Art and will be accompanied by a major
publication, it will travel to London and Los Angeles following its
debut in Philadelphia.
Catalogue: A fully illustrated catalogue, published by the
Philadelphia Museum of Art in conjunction with Yale University Press,
will accompany the exhibition.
Essays by scholars including Harry Cooper, Robert Storr, Michael
R. Taylor, and Kim Theriault will build upon new biographical details
about the artist’s Armenian background and heritage that have emerged
in recent years, while also exploring Gorky’s creative thinking, his
unique experimentation, and his extraordinary command of themes and
The publication will also contain a comprehensive chronology of the
artist’s life, as well as a complete bibliography. —