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Rigide et courbé by WASSILY KANDINSKY
WASSILY KANDINSKY

(FRENCH, RUSSIAN, 1866 - 1944)

Rigide et courbé

1935


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LOT #18 B

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Christie's, New York

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (Sale 12145)


Rigide et courbé Regular price: $179.99 $ 23,319,500 USD Premium23,319,500 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

oil and sand on canvas

Measurements:

44.88 in. (114.00 cm.) (height) by 63.94 in. (162.40 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed with monogram and dated '35' (lower left)

Exhibited:

The Philadelphia Art Alliance, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection of Non-Objective Paintings, February 1937, p. 67, no. 117 (illustrated in color). Charleston, The Gibbes Memorial Art Gallery, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection of Non-Objective Paintings, March-April, 1938, no. 150 (illustrated in color). The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection of Non-Objective Paintings, January 1939, no. 150 (illustrated in color). New York, The Solomon. R. Guggenheim Foundation, The Art of Tomorrow, June 1939, p. 151, no. 342 (illustrated in color; dated 1936). New York, Museum of Non Objective Paintings, Kandinsky, March-May 1945, p. 45 (illustrated in color, p. 41; dated 1936). Chicago, The Arts Club, Wassily Kandinsky: Memorial Exhibition, November 1945, no. 26 (dated 1936). Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, April-May 1946, no. 36. New York, Museum of Non Objective Paintings, Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, May-October 1949.

Literature:

The Artist’s Handlist, vol. IV, no. 625. H. Rebay, Innovation: Une nouvelle ère artistique, Paris, 1937, p. 45 (illustrated in color; titled Raide et courbé). C. Zervos, “Histoire de l’art contemporain” in Cahiers d’Art, Paris, 1938, p. 320 (illustrated). W. Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky: Life and Work, New York, 1958, pp. 228 and 340, no. 625 (illustrated, p. 387, pl. 451). “Sotheby’s of London Plans to Auction Works in June” in The New York Times, 3 February 1964, p. 7. H.K. Roethel and J.K. Benjamin, Kandinsky: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, 1916-1944, London, 1984, vol. 2, p. 955, no. 1063 (illustrated). C. Derouet, Kandinsky in Paris, exh. cat., The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1985, pp. 38-39. D. Reynolds, Symbolist Aesthetics and Early Abstract Art: Sites of Imaginary Space, Cambridge, 1995, p. 142. J.B. Danzker, B. Salmen and K. Vail, Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, 2005, p. 97 (illustrated, p. 185). V.E. Barnett, Kandinsky Drawings, Catalogue Raisonné, Sketchbooks, Munich, 2007, vol. 2, p. 292, no. 9 (illustrated). K. Vail, ed., The Museum of Non-Objective Painting: Hilla Rebay and the Origins of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, exh. cat., The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2009, p. 114, (illustrated in situ, fig. 53).

Provenance:

Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York (acquired from the artist, 1936). The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York (gift from the above, 1937); sale, Sotheby's & Co., London, 30 June 1964, lot 47. Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner.


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