Arshile Gorky

Goats on the Roof, A Life in Letters and Documents
Edited and with an introduction by Matthew Spender

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2009.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 25 8

Dimensions: 21.3 × 14.4 cm | 8 3/8 x 5 3/4 in

Pages: 512 pp, 32 b&w ill
£24 | $39.95

An intimate portrait of the artist, Gorky's gradual reception by the art world is seen obliquely through interviews and personal accounts – many of which are previously unpublished.


Accompanying the letters and key illustrations, an introduction by Gorky biographer Matthew Spender focuses on the artist's postwar influence and continued relevance.