Arshile Gorky
Beyond The Limit

3 Feb – 19 Mar 2022 Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse 1


This February, Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse 1, will present the newly discovered painting by Arshile Gorky, exhibited here for the first time in Europe in the artist’s first solo exhibition in Zurich. ‘Untitled (Virginia Summer)’ was uncovered in 2020, during conservation and research, directly beneath ‘The Limit’, attached to the same, original stretcher that Gorky used in 1947 when the painting first left his studio. Hidden for over 70 years, ‘Untitled (Virginia Summer)’ is as rich and vibrant as when it was first created. The exhibition will present both paintings side-by-side as well as a selection of works on paper directly related to the recently discovered composition. Prior to its presentation at Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse 1, ‘Beyond The Limit’ was shown at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street (16 Nov – 23 Dec 2021).

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About the artist

Arshile Gorky was born an ethnic Armenian in Khorkom, Van, Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey) in c. 1904. Fleeing the genocide that claimed the life of his mother, he immigrated to the United States as a teenage refugee in 1920. After five years…

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