The Arshile Gorky Foundation initiated a comprehensive catalogue raisonné of Arshile Gorky’s paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture 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 2018, 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 1926 through the date of his death in 1948. The majority of these paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture will be represented by high-resolution digital photography—many of them in color for the first time. We are pleased to announce that the Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné will be available to the public at no charge and from any location as a web-based publication designed by panOpticon and available through the Foundation website. The first installment is scheduled to launch in Spring 2021. The Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné will present 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.