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Wassily Kandinsky

Schweigsam (Taciturn)

Estimate:

600,000 to - 800,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, New York

Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Schweigsam (Taciturn)

Schweigsam (Taciturn)

Estimate:

600,000 to - 800,000 USD

Lot sold:

2,561,000

USD

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What is guaranteed?

Property from a Private Collection, New York

Wassily Kandinsky

1866 - 1944

Schweigsam (Taciturn)


signed with the monogram and dated 29 (lower left); extensively inscribed (on the reverse)

oil on board

13½ by 9⅝ in.

34.3 by 24.4 cm.

Executed in May 1929.

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Hilla Rebay, Greens Farms, Connecticut (acquired directly from the artist on 7 July 1930)
Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York (acquired from the above in 1938)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York (acquired as a gift from the above in 1941)
Sotheby’s London, 30 June 1964, lot 32 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above by the wife of the present owner
Will Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Life and Work, London, 1959, no. 311, p. 375, illustrated
Hans K. Roethel & Jean K. Benjamin, Kandinsky Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil-Paintings, vol. II, Ithaca, 1984, no. 900, p. 827, illustrated 
Philadelphia, Art Alliance; Charleston, Charles Gibbes Memorial Art Gallery & Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection of Non-Objective Paintings, 1936-39, no. 36.420, illustrated
New YorkMuseum of Non-Objective Paintings, Memorial Exhibition, 1945, no. 135 (incorrectly dated 1928)