Artwork: Bestimmt
Size: 51.2 x 43.8 cm
Medium: Watercolor and brush and pen and india ink on paper laid down by the artist on card
Creation year: 1929
Marks: Signed with monogram and dated '29' (lower left); dated again, numbered and titled '1929 No 357 -'Bestimmt'' (on the reverse)
Category: Drawings
Artwork details : Executed in October 1929
Provenance: Nina Kandinsky, Neuilly-sur-Seine (wife of the artist; until at least 1953); The Pinacotheca Gallery, New YorkKleemann Galleries, New York (circa 1957); Royal Marks Gallery, New York; Anon. sale, Sotheby & Co., London, 4 July 1962, lot 308; Brook Street Gallery, London (acquired at the previous sale); Heinz Berggruen, Paris; David B. Findlay Galleries, New York (acquired from the previous, 1966); Stanford Z. Rothschild, Baltimore (acquired from the previous, June 1969); Gift from the previous to the present owner
Exhibition history: Copenhagen, Liniens Samenslutning, Efter-Expressionisme, Abstrakt Kunst, Neoplasticisme, Surrealisme, September 1937, no. 39; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Kandinsky, November-December 1949; Lucerne, Galerie Rosengart, Kandinsky, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, June-September 1953, no. 10; New York, Kleemann Galleries, Wassily Kandinsky, January 1957, no. 4 (illustrated; titled'K357'); Baltimore, Temple Oheb Shalom, Gropius Memorial Exhibit, December 1969; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rembrandt to Rivers, Art Assembled from Maryland Collectors, October 1971; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Collects, Constructivism & De Stijl, From a Private Collection, December 1983-February 1984, no. 10

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Date: 2017-11-14
Lot Number: 122
Low Estimate: $500000 [+19%]
High Estimate: $800000 [-25%]
Hammer Price: $600000
Sold For: $732500