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Wassily Kandinsky
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PROPERTY OF A NOBLEWOMAN

Wassily Kandinsky
GITTERFORM (NETTING)
Estimation
900 0001 200 000
Lot. Vendu 965,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Wassily Kandinsky
1866 - 1944
GITTERFORM (NETTING)
Signed with the artist's monogram and dated 27 (lower left); signed with the artist's monogram, titled, numbered no. 397 and dated 1927 (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
27 1/2 by 23 1/2 in.
69.8 by 60 cm
Painted in May 1927.
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Provenance

Galka Scheyer, Los Angeles
Nina Kandinsky, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Private Collection, France (acquired from the above and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 6, 1995, lot 90)
Acquired at the above sale

Exposition

Los Angeles, Stendhal Art Galleries, Kandinsky, 1936, no. 20
New York, Valentine Gallery, An Exhibition of Paintings by Kandinsky, 1932, no. 9
New York, Nierendorf Gallery, The Masters and Vanguard of Modern Art, 1941, no. 62
Paris, Galerie Maeght, Kandinsky in 'Derriere le miroir,' 1953, no. 13
Bern, Kunsthalle, Gesamtaustellung Wassily Kandinsky, 1955, no. 53

Bibliographie

The Artist's Handlist, IV, no. 397 (titled Lattice Composition)
Will Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky: Life and Work, New York, 1958, no. 397, CC no. 261, illustrated p. 371
Hans K. Roethel & Jean K. Benjamin, Kandinsky, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, 1916-1944, vol. II, New York, 1984, no. 840, illustrated p. 779

Description

In June 1925 the Bauhaus had moved from Weimar to Dessau and Kandinsky, sharing a Master's house with his friend and colleague Paul Klee, settled into a full schedule of teaching, writing and painting. During this period Kandinsky continued to explore geometry and its ordering principles while creating purely aesthetic architectonic constructions independant from utilitarian ends. As in the present work, also known as Lattice Composition, the structured tension is achieved by a complex network of intersecting planes set against a muted background of geometric shapes.

"Kandinsky's imagery of structures, geometric shapes and arrangements, and space reflected tendencies at the Bauhaus and the Constructivist movement in Germany. The architectural and technological orientation of the later Bauhaus, particularly in evidence after the architecture department was instituted under Meyer in the spring of 1927, prompted him to create images of structures made up of simple geometric elements" (Clark V. Poling, Kandinsky: Russian and Bauhaus Years, 1915-1933, New York, 1983, p. 73).

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