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FRANTIŠEK KUPKA | ETUDE POUR LA SÉRIE MACHINISME

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

26,000 - 36,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Albin Schram, Switzerland

FRANTIŠEK KUPKA | ETUDE POUR LA SÉRIE MACHINISME

FRANTIŠEK KUPKA | ETUDE POUR LA SÉRIE MACHINISME

Estimate:

26,000 - 36,000 GBP

Lot sold:

47,500

GBP

FRANTIŠEK KUPKA

1871 - 1957

ETUDE POUR LA SÉRIE MACHINISME


signed Kupka (lower right)

gouache and watercolour on paper

Unframed: 21.8 by 31.9cm., 8½ by 12½in.

Executed in the late 1920s.

This work is sold unframed


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Pierre Brullé.


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Executed on cream laid paper, not laid down and affixed to the mount along the upper edge with tape. The sheet is slightly undulating. There is a small tear (approx. 0.5cm long) to the upper left corner and another tiny tear at the extreme lower right corner. The sheet is light stained with some scattered spots of minor foxing, notably to the right part of the lower edge. This work is in overall good condition.


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Sale: Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 14th June 2003, lot 1330

Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland (purchased at the above sale)

Thence by descent to the present owner

At the end of the 1920s, Kupka abandoned the pure abstraction of the previous years and embarked upon a series of paintings inspired by machinery. He drew and painted from close observation and developed a formal language that bridged figuration and abstraction. The series was completely unanticipated and in artistic terms was totally unique. Other examples from this magnificent series exist in the collections of Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid.