Suprematist Composition
Artwork: Suprematist Composition
Size: 88.7 x 71.1 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1916
Category: Paintings
Provenance: The artist; With Hugo Haring, Berlin and Biberach; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (acquired from the previous, circa 1958); Restituted to the family of the artist (2008); sale, Sotheby's, New York, 3 November 2008, lot 6; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: 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 uber 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 uber 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 blu su porpora and dated 1915); Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam besoker, December 1961-January 1962, no. 72 (titled Bla rektangel pa purpurstavar and dated 1915); (probably) Willemstad, Curacao 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 uber 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 Bla kvadrat over purpurbjalkar and dated 1915); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Konstruktive Malerei: 1915-1930, November 1966-January 1967, no. 7 (illustrated; titled Blaues Rechteck uber 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)

Christie's New York

Date: 2018-05-15
Lot Number: 12A