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Tate Modern Presents Major Retrospective of Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) - Untitled, 1943 - Pencil and colored crayon, 17 x 24 inches - Private collection ©1999 Estate of Arshile Gorky/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY - (Note : Not shown at the Tate exhibition)

LONDON.- Tate Modern presents the first major retrospective
of Arshile Gorky (c.1904-1948) to be seen in Europe for twenty years.
Celebrating one of the most powerful and poetic American artists of his
generation, “Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective” examines the extraordinary
contribution of this seminal figure in Abstract Expressionism.
exhibition spans Gorky’s 25 year career and offers the opportunity to see this
complex and moving body of work as a whole. It includes more than 120 paintings
and works on paper, many of which have not been shown in the UK previously.  On view at the Tate Modern through 3
May, 2010.