Arshile Gorky. Agony. 1947

Arshile Gorky Agony 1947

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The evocative title of this work and the fiery intensity of the palette signal a departure from Gorky’s more lyrical abstractions of the preceding years. Agony, a blazing, impassioned scene, is often understood in relation to the traumatic events of the artist’s personal life, including a fire in his studio and cancer.

Gallery label from Abstract Expressionist New York, October 3, 2010-April 25, 2011.
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
40 x 50 1/2" (101.6 x 128.3 cm)
Credit
A. Conger Goodyear Fund
Object number
88.1950
Copyright
© 2018 Estate of Arshile Gorky / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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