1 – 5 March 2017
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York NY
Arshile Gorky. Nighttime, Engima and Nostalgia
Hauser & Wirth presents a selection of drawings by the great American painter Arshile Gorky. The drawings on display at the booth are from his legendary series Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia, a theme which occupied the artist for two to three years during the early 1930s. These compositions consist of predominantly geometrical forms, reworked and reinvented obsessively, so that a group of relatively primal images resulted in a large variety of finished works. Neither Cubist nor Surrealist, these drawings add a personal and powerful contribution to both movements.