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Arshile Gorky (American, 1904-1948)

Still Life with Pitcher, ca. 1928-29; Oil on canvas (framed); Signed and dedicated; 16 1/4" x 20 1/2"; Literature: Arshile Gorky, His Formative Period (1925-1937), Jean-Luc Bordeaux, American Art Review 1, No. 4, May - June, 1974 (pages 98-99, illustrated page 97 as Still Life in an Oval); Jordan, Jim M. and Robert Goldwater. Arshile Gorky: A Critical Catalogue, New York University Press, 1982 (cat. no. 61); Exhibition: Paintings by Arshile Gorky, Pasadena Museum of Art, January 3 - February 2, 1958; Arshile Gorky Paintings and Drawings 1927-37, La Jolla Museum, San Francisco State College and Alberta College of Art. February - March 1963, cat no. 12 (label on verso); Provenance: The artist; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Burkhardt, Los Angeles (acquired ca. 1934-37); Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, March 24, 1977, lot 36; The Gary and Helen Kalpakjian Collection

Sale Price: $175,000

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

Condition Report

The painting is in good, stable condition. Areas of isolated cracks with a few minute flecks of paint loss (additional photos available). Note: Also Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California (label on verso)