Circle And Line Composition Nonrepresentational Construction Of Projected And Painted Surfaces Of A Complex Composition With Colors
Artwork: Circle And Line Composition Nonrepresentational Construction Of Projected And Painted Surfaces Of A Complex Composition With Colors
Size: 26.6 x 20.3 cm
Medium: Watercolor and gouache over pencil and ink on paper
Creation year: 1917
Marks: Signed in Cyrillic and dated '1917' (lower left); further bearing exhibition labels on the reverse of the backing board
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Varvara Rodchenko the daughter of the artist George Costakis (a gift from the above circa 1962 and sold: Sotheby's London April 4 1990 lot 503); Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Exhibition history: Possibly Moscow Fifth State Exhibition (From Impressionism to Nonobjectivity) 1919; Cologne Galerie Gmurzynska From Surface to Space Russia 1916-24 1974; Dusseldorf Kunstmuseum Werke aus der Sammlung Costakis: Russische Avantgarde 1910-1930 1977 no. 151; New York The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Russian Avant-Garde Art: The George Costakis Collection 1981-1982 no.164; London The Royal Academy Art of the Avant-Garde in Russia 1983 no. 163 or 164; Stockholm Moderna Museet Ryskt avantgarde ur George Costakis samling 1983 no. 162; Helsinki Kaupungin Taidemuseo Venalaista avantgardea George Costakisin Kokoelmasta 1984 no.162; Munich and Hanover Stadtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kestner Gesellschaft Russische Avantgarde aus der Sammlung Costakis 1984 no. 164; Dublin The Royal Hospital Kilmainham ROSC '88 Selections from the George Costakis Collection of the Avant-Garde in Russia 1988 no. 100; Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal L'Avant-garde russe et sovietique: Oeuvres de la collection George Costakis 1989 no. 209

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2015-11-05
Lot Number: 154
Low Estimate: $300000 [+76%]
High Estimate: $500000 [+6%]
Hammer Price: $530000
Sold For: $646000