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Kandinsky, Wassily
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Improvisation auf Mahagoni (Improvisation on Mahogany)
US
NY, US
US

medium

Oil on mahogany panel

creator

Kandinsky, Wassily

dimensions

25 by 39 1/2 in.

exhibition

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum & The Hague, Gemeente Museum, Kandinsky, 1947-48, no. 15 Munich, Haus der Kunst, Der Blaue Reiter, 1949, no. 54 Basel, Kunsthalle, Der Blaue Reiter, 1950, no. 164 Paris, Galerie Maeght, Kandinsky 1900-1910, 1951, no. 52 Hamburg, Kunsthalle und Kunstverein; Cologne, Galerie Ferdinand Möller; Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein; Munich, Haus der Kunst; Mannheim, Städtische Kunsthalle; Berlin, Charlottenburger Schloss; Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall & Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Wassily Kandinsky: Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1912-1942, 1953-54, no. 9, illustrated in the catalogue Bern, Kunsthalle, Gesamtausstellung Wassily Kandinsky, 1955, no. 20 Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst, Wassily Kandinsky, 1957, no. 14 Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Wassily Kandinsky, Gemälde und Aquarelle, 1958, no. 10 New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne; The Hague, Gemeente Museum & Basel, Kunsthalle, Vassily Kandinsky: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1963, no. 15, illustrated in the catalogue (titled Improvisation) Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Kandinsky, 1965, no. 20 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Kandinsky. Centenaire, 1966, no. 15 (titled Improvisation) Florence, Commune di Firenze, Kandinsky, 1967, no. 147 Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Wassily Kandinsky, 1970, no. 27, illustrated in the catalogue Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Wassily Kandinsky, 1972, no. 11 Southampton, Southampton Art Gallery, Sounds of Colour, 1982, no. 2 Bern, Kunstmuseum, Der Blaue Reiter, 1986-87, no. 40, illustrated in color in the catalogue Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Vassily Kandinsky. Rétrospective, 2001, no. 32, illustrated in color in the catalogue London, The Courtauld Gallery, 2002-18 (on loan)

literature

The artist’s handlist II, no. 93a Derrière le miroir, no. 42, Paris, November-December 1951, no. 52, illustrated n.p. Will Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Life and Work, London, 1959, no. 93a, listed p. 331, illustrated in color p. 71 Erika Hanfstaengl, Wassily Kandinsky, Zeichnungen und Aquarelle im Lenbachhaus München, Munich, 1974, mentioned p. 165 Hans K. Roethel & Jean K. Benjamin, Kandinsky, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil-Paintings, 1900-1915, vol. I, New York, 1982, no. 328, illustrated p. 307 Judi Freeman, The Fridart Collection: Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Modern Masterworks, London, 1998, illustrated in color p. 117 The Courtauld Institute of Art, ed., The 20th Century at the Courtauld Institute Gallery, London, 2002, illustrated in color p. 54

provenance

Nina Kandinsky, Paris (until at least 1963) Galerie Beyeler, Basel Acquired from the above on June 15, 1972

signedDate

Signed Kandinsky (lower left)

time_period

Painted in 1910.

time_range_end

1910

artist_range_end

1944

time_range_start

1910

artist_range_start

1866

consignmentDesignation

The Triumph of Color: Important Works from a Private European Collection

creator_nationality_dates

1866 - 1944


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