Gorky: Oil and Ash

Arshile Gorky’s masterpiece Charred Beloved I represents a moment of artistic triumph, in which the artist portrays a devastating fire that tore through his studio and consumed his life’s work. Our longstanding partner Christie’s tasked Chrome with dramatising this story in a way that paid homage to the artist’s hardship and celebrated the magnificent painting coming to auction. The result is an emotional and non-linear narrative that provides glimpses into the life of the artist, reveals the life changing fire that catalysed this painting, and the phoenix that rose from the ashes.