MOCA’s Arshile Gorky show to close 20 September

Visual arts

I was entranced by a Sunday afternoon visit to MOCA, where the historic Arshile Gorky retrospective is still on. Beautiful, strange, powerful paintings. It’s slated to come down in one week — on 20 September. Recommend that you make the effort and see this show. Thursday night is free night.

Gorky was the Armenian-born precursor of American abstract expressionism. He held great sway with the next generation, particularly with de Kooning and Pollack. The above image, “The Betrothal” (1940), is in the show.

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