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Suprematist composition by KAZIMIR MALEVICH

KAZIMIR MALEVICH

(RUSSIAN, 1878 - 1935)

Suprematist composition , 1916

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

34.92 in. (88.70 cm.) (height) by 27.99 in. (71.10 cm.) (width)

Exhibited:

Moscow, Salles de B. Dmitrovka, 16th State Exhibition: Kazimir Malevich, His Way from Impressionism to Suprematism, 1919-1920. Warsaw, Polonia Hotel, Malevich, 1927. Berlin, Lehrter Bahnhof, Malevich, 1927, no. 42. Kunstverein Braunschweig, Haus Salve Hospes, Malevich, February-March 1958, p. 12, no. 25 (illustrated; titled Blaues Rechteck über purpurfarbenem Balken and dated possibly 1915). Brussels, Palais International des Beaux-Arts, Fifty Years of Modern Art, April-July 1958, p. 25, no. 192 (dated 1915). Kunsthalle Bern, Kasimir Malewitsch: Kleinere Werkgruppen von Pougny, Lissitzky and Mansourov aus den Jahren des Suprematismus, February-March 1959, no. 25 (illustrated; titled Blaues Rechteck über purpurfarbenem Balken and dated possibly 1915). Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Casimir Malevic, May-June 1959, no. 25 (illustrated; titled Rettangolo bleu su striscia color porpora and dated possibly 1915). London, Whitechapel Gallery, Kasimir Malevich, October-November 1959, p. 17, no. 25 (illustrated, pl. N; titled Blue Rectangle over Purple Bar and dated 1915). Turin, Civico padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Da Boldini a Pollack: Pittura e scultura del XX secolo, mostra della moda, stile, costume, October-November 1961, no. 80 (illustrated; titled Rettangolo blù su porpora and dated 1915). Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam besöker, December 1961-January 1962, no. 72 (titled Blå rektangel på purpurstavar and dated 1915). (probably) Willemstad, Curaçao Museum, 50 Meesterwerken Masterpieces, April 1962, no. 35 (titled Blauwe Rrechthbek over Purpen Balk and dated 1915). Kunstverein Hannover, Die Zwanziger Jahre in Hannover: Bildende Kunst, Literatur, Theater, Tanz, Architektur, 1916-1933, August-September 1962, p. 210, no. J2 (illustrated; titled Blaues Rechteck über purpurfarbenem Balken and dated 1915). New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, The Classic Painters and Sculptors: Spirit in Twentieth Century to Art Today from Brancusi and Mondrian, February 1964, p. 2 (illustrated, pl. 12; titled Blue Rectangle Over purple Beam and dated 1915). Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Den inre och den yttre rymden, December 1965-February 1966, no. 17 (illustrated; titled Blå kvadrat över purpurbjälkar and dated 1915). Frankfurter Kunstverein, Konstruktive Malerei: 1915-1930, November 1966-January 1967, no. 7 (illustrated; titled Blaues Rechteck über purpurfarbenem Balken and dated 1915). Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim; New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Houston, The Menil Collection, Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism, January 2003-January 2004, p. 177 (illustrated in color). London, Tate Modern, Malevich, July-October 2014, p. 136 (illustrated in color, p. 138). New York, Di Donna Gallery, Paths to the Absolute, October-December 2016 (illustrated in color, pl. 4).

Literature:

M. Aschenbrenner, "Farben und Formen im Werk von Kasimir Malewitsch" in Quadrum IV, 1957, p. 103 (illustrated in color with inverted orientation). T. Andersen, Malevich, Amsterdam, 1970, p. 75, no. 60 (illustrated in color, p. 74; illustrated again, p. 96). K. Rubinger, Kasimir Malewitsch: Zum 100 Geburtstag, exh. cat., Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, 1978, p. 265 (illustrated in situ in the 1927 exhibition in Warsaw). L.A. Zhadova, Malevich: Suprematism and Revolution in Russian Art, 1910-1930, New York, 1982, p. 364, no. 54 (illustrated with inverted orientation, pl. 54; illustrated again in situ in the 1927 exhibition in Berlin, fig. 33). J. D'Andrea, Kazimir Malevich, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1990, p. 25 (illustrated with inverted orientation). J.-C. Marcadé, Malevitch, Paris, 1990, pp. 162 and 276 (illustrated in color, p. 162, fig. 235). R. Crone and D. Moos, Kazimir Malevich: The Climax of Disclosure, London, 1991 (illustrated in situ in the 1919-1920 exhibition, p. 201, fig. 148; illustrated again in situ in the 1927 exhibition in Warsaw, p. 203, fig. 151; illustrated again with inverted orientation in situ in the 1927 exhibition in Berlin, p. 204, fig. 153). S. Fauchereau, Malevich, New York, 1992, p. 127 (illustrated in color, pl. 43). E.B. Basner and E.N. Petrova, Kazimir Malevic: Una Retrospettiva, exh. cat., Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence, 1993, p. 47 (illustrated with inverted orientation in situ in the 1927 exhibition in Berlin). A. Nakov, Kazimir Malewicz: Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 2002, p. 201, no. S-97 (illustrated; dated 1915 and with incorrect dimensions). A. Nakov, Kazimir Malewicz: Le peintre absolu, les voies célestes, Paris, 2007, vol. II, p. 428, no. S-97 (illustrated in color, p. 99; dated 1915 and with incorrect dimensions).

Provenance:

The artist. With Hugo Häring, Berlin and Biberach; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (acquired from the above, circa 1958). Restituted to the family of the artist (2008); sale, Sotheby's, New York, 3 November 2008, lot 6. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

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