Linien (Lines)
Artwork: Linien (Lines)
Size: image: 26 x 49.6; mount: 36 x 59.5 cm
Medium: Watercolor and tempera on black paper mounted on card
Creation year: 1939
Marks: Signed with the artist's monogram and dated 39 (lower left); titled, dated 1939 and numbered No628 (on the verso)
Category: Drawings
Artwork details : Executed in May 1939
Provenance: Nina Kandinsky, Paris (the artist's wife; until 1972); Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired in 1972); Pace Gallery, New York (acquired in 1973); Joseph Seraphin, New York (and sold: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, May 16, 1979, lot 69b); Wendell Dennison (acquired at the previous sale); Sale: Christie's, New York, May 20, 1983, lot 159; Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired by 1984); The Elkon Gallery, New York (from 1987); Private Collection, Tokyo (acquired by 1992 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 17, 1998, lot 376); Private Collection, Israel (acquired at the previous sale); Sale: Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, June 7, 2000, lot 7; Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired circa 2000 and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 24, 2014, lot 348); Acquired by William Louis-Dreyfus for the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collections at the previous sale
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Maeght, Kandinsky, Aquarelles et gouaches, collection privee de Madame W. Kandinsky, 1957, no. 47; Nantes, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Aquarelles et gouaches de W. Kandinsky, 1959, no. 30; New York, The Museum of Modern Art & traveling, Kandinsky Watercolors, 1969-71, no. 36; Bern, Kunstmuseum, Wassily Kandinsky, Aquarelle und Gouachen, 1971, no. 56; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Kandinsky Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, 1972, no. 71, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Atlanta, Olympia Galleries, Abstract Art, 1976, n.n.; New York, The Elkon Gallery, Masters of the XXth Century, 1987, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue; Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen & Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Wassily Kandinsky Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, 1992, no. 170, illustrated in the catalogue

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2019-11-13
Lot Number: 389
Low Estimate: $120000
High Estimate: $180000
Hammer Price: Not Sold