The Arshile Gorky Foundation initiated a comprehensive catalogue raisonné of Gorky’s paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and textiles in December 2006, based on Robert Goldwater’s and Jim M. Jordan’s The Paintings of Arshile Gorky: A Critical Catalogue (1982), and Melvin P. Lader’s research for a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s drawings, begun in the early 1990s, yet left incomplete with his untimely death in 2005.
In 2019, under the direction of Eileen Costello, a newly formed project team set out to update, advance, and supplement the existing documentation so as to provide a thorough, accurate, and authoritative description and history of every known work made by Arshile Gorky from 1924 through 1948, the year of his death. The majority of these paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and textiles will be represented by high-resolution digital photography—many of them for the first time.
The Arshile Gorky Foundation is pleased to announce that the first installment of the Catalogue Raisonné is now available to the public at no charge and from any location as a web-based publication designed by panOpticon. The Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné is the most definitive record of the artist’s production and will be an invaluable resource for scholars, historians, museums, galleries, and others interested in the artist’s work.
If you own a work by Arshile Gorky and have not been contacted by the Foundation, we continue to review submissions. Please visit the Artwork Submissions page for more details.