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Contra-Composition Vii

Theo van Doesburg-Contra-Composition Vii-1924

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Contra-Composition Vii
45.3 x 45 cm
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Oil on canvas
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Signed Theo v. Doesburg and dated 1924 Paris on the stretcher
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Painted in Paris in 1924
Provenance :
Nelly van Doesburg (the artist’s widow; acquired in 1931); Harry Lackritz, Chicago (probably acquired from the previous in 1947-48); Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; Morton G. Neumann, Chicago (acquired from the previous); Hubert G. Neumann, New York (by descent from the previous. Sold: Sotheby’s, New York, 8th May 2007, lot 43); Purchased at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition History :
(possibly) New York, The Little Review Gallery,Works by Leger [...], Theo van Doesburg, Ossip Zadkine, etc., 1925; New York, The Little Review Gallery, 1926; Paris, Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, '1940' Deuxieme exposition, Retrospective van Doesburg, 1932, no. 48; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Theo van Doesburg, 1936, (possibly) no. 57; New York, Art of this Century Gallery, Theo van Doesburg. Retrospective exhibition, 1947, (possibly) no. 27; (possibly) Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, Walt Kuhn, Lyonel Feininger and Theo van Doesburg, 1947; San Francisco, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Theo van Doesburg, 1947, no. 1095; (possibly) Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, Theo van Doesburg, 1947; Chicago, The Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago, Theo van Doesburg. Paintings, Drawings, Photographs and Architectural Drawings, 1947, no. 41; (possibly) Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum, Theo van Doesburg, 1947; Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, The Morton G. Neumann Family Collection. Selected Works, 1980, no. 15, illustrated in the catalogue (titled Contra-Composition); Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Washington, D.C., The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum & Otterlo, Kroller-Muller Museum, De Stijl, Visions of Utopia, 1982, no. 57 (in Minneapolis & Washington, D.C.), no. 95 (in Amsterdam & Otterlo); Washington, D.C., The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Dreams and Nightmares. Utopian Visions in Modern Art, 1983-84, no. 62, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (titled Contracomposition); Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture. Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building, 1989 (titled Contra-Composition); Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, La beaute exacte. Art Pays-Bas XXe siecle. De van Gogh a Mondrian, 1994, no. 12, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

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