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Improvisation mit Pferden (Studie für Improvisation 20) by WASSILY KANDINSKY

WASSILY KANDINSKY

(FRENCH, RUSSIAN, 1866 - 1944)

Improvisation mit Pferden (Studie für Improvisation 20) , 1911

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

27.99 in. (71.10 cm.) (height) by 39.02 in. (99.10 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed and dated 'KANDINSKY 1911' (on the stretcher)

Exhibited:

Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Vassily Kandinsky: Rétrospective, July-October 2001, pp. 96 and 251, no. 41 (illustrated in color, p. 97).

Literature:

W. Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky: Life and Work, New York, 1958, p. 345, no. 625 (illustrated, p. 401). K.I. Lindsay, "Will Russia Unfreeze Her First Modern Master" in ArtNews, vol. 58, no. 6, September 1959, p. 31 (illustrated). H.K. Roethel and J.K. Benjamin, Kandinsky: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil-Paintings, 1900-1915, London, 1982, vol. 1, p. 378, no. 393 (illustrated). F. Thürlemann, Kandinsky über Kandinsky: Der Künstler als Interpret eigener Werke, Bern, 1986, pp. 118, 231 and 238 (illustrated, p. 238, fig. 12). G. Brucher, Wassily Kansinsky: Wege zur Abstraktion, Munich, 1999, pp. 348 and 607 (illustrated, p. 346, fig. 98). R. Sheppard, Modernism, Dada, Postmodernism, Evanston, 2000, p. 165. A. Gottdang, Vorbild Musik: Die Geschichte einer Idee in der Malerei im deutschsprachigen Raum, 1780-1915, Munich, 2004, p. 401 (illustrated, p. 475, fig. 46). W. Frisch, German Modernism: Music and the Arts, Berkeley, 2005, pp. 129 and 130. D. Ciuha, ed., The Other Collection: Homage to Ernst and Hildy Beyeler, exh. cat., Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2007, pp. 113 and 119.

Provenance:

Gabriele Münter, Murnau (acquired from the artist). Moderne Galerie Otto Stangl, Munich (probably acquired from the above, after 1947). Galerie d'Art Moderne, Basel. G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh (by 1958). Margit W. Chanin, New York. Marlborough Fine Art, New York. Adelaide Ross Stachelberg, New York (by 1959); sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 17 May 1978, lot 48. Davlyn Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale). Galerie Tarica, Paris (acquired from the above, circa 1979). Acquired from the above by the family of the present owners, circa 1979.

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