I n October/November 2017, Sotheby’s New York will present a major selling and loan exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of De Stijl, the pioneering avant-garde movement founded by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg in Amsterdam in 1917. Entitled “Iconoplastic: 100 Years of De Stijl,” the exhibition will include important works by those two principle artists and their European peers such as Georges Vantongerloo, César Domela and Gerrit Rietveld. The exhibition will also trace Neo-Plasticism’s influence on artists working in the US such as Burgoyne Diller, Ilya Bolotowsky and Charmion Von Wiegand who pursued pure abstraction and geometric forms in the 1940s and 1950s. As a universal style, Neo-Plasticism applied to painting, sculpture, architecture and even music, and its tenants of balance and simplicity continue to inspire artists and designers today.
Sotheby’s is now accepting submissions of works for “Iconoplastic” by: Ilya Bolotowsky, Carl Buchheister, Sidney Jonas Budnick, Burgoyne Diller, Theo van Doesburg, César Domela, Fritz Glarner, Jean Hélion, Harry Holtzman, Vilmos Huszár, Piet Mondrian, Marlow Moss, Gerrit Rietveld, Kurt Schwitters, Leon Polk Smith, Bart van der Leck, Mies van der Rohe, Georges Vantongerloo, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart and Charmion Von Wiegand.