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PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM LOUIS-DREYFUS FOUNDATION & FAMILY COLLECTIONS

Wassily Kandinsky
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Estimate
120,000180,000
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389

PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM LOUIS-DREYFUS FOUNDATION & FAMILY COLLECTIONS

Wassily Kandinsky
LINIEN (LINES)
Estimate
120,000180,000
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Wassily Kandinsky
1866 - 1944
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Signed with the artist's monogram and dated 39 (lower left); titled, dated 1939 and numbered No628 (on the verso)
Watercolor and tempera on black paper mounted on card
Image: 10 1/4 by 19 1/2 in.; 26 by 49.6 cm.
Mount: 14 1/8 by 23 3/8 in.; 36 by 59.5 cm
Executed in May 1939.
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Provenance

Nina Kandinsky, Paris (the artist's wife; until 1972)
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired in 1972)
Pace Gallery, New York (acquired in 1973)
Joseph Seraphin, New York (and sold: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, May 16, 1979, lot 69b)
Wendell Dennison (acquired at the above sale)
Sale: Christie's, New York, May 20, 1983, lot 159
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired by 1984)
The Elkon Gallery, New York (from 1987)
Private Collection, Tokyo (acquired by 1992 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 17, 1998, lot 376)
Private Collection, Israel (acquired at the above sale)
Sale: Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, June 7, 2000, lot 7
Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired circa 2000 and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 24, 2014, lot 348)
Acquired by William Louis-Dreyfus for the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collections at the above sale

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Maeght, Kandinsky, Aquarelles et gouaches, collection privée de Madame W. Kandinsky, 1957, no. 47
Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Aquarelles et gouaches de W. Kandinsky, 1959, no. 30
New York, The Museum of Modern Art & traveling, Kandinsky Watercolors, 1969-71, no. 36
Bern, Kunstmuseum, Wassily Kandinsky, Aquarelle und Gouachen, 1971, no. 56
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Kandinsky Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, 1972, no. 71, illustrated in color in the catalogue
Atlanta, Olympia Galleries, Abstract Art, 1976, n.n.
New York, The Elkon Gallery, Masters of the XXth Century, 1987, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue,
Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen & Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Wassily Kandinsky Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, 1992, no. 170, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

The artist's handlist, no. 628
Vivian Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky Watercolors, Catalogue Raisonné, 1922-44, vol. II, 1994, no. 1263, illustrated p. 464

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