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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

Ténèbres

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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Ténèbres
signed with monogram and dated '43' (lower left); signed with monogram and dated again and numbered '1943 No 721' (on the reverse)
oil on board
22 7/8 x 16½ in. (58 x 42 cm.)
Painted in 1943
Provenance
Galerie Maeght, Paris.
Galleria Gissi, Turin.
Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 22 October 1980, lot 74.
Davlyn Gallery, New York (by 1984).
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
W. Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky: Life and Work, New York, 1958, p. 342 (illustrated, p. 326).
H.K. Roethel and J.K. Benjamin, Kandinsky: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil-Paintings 1916-1944, New York, 1984, vol. 2, p. 1049, no. 1158.
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie René Drouin, Kandinsky, epoque Parisienne 1934-1944, 1949, no. 25 (incorrectly dated).
Bern, Kunsthalle, Gesamtausstellung Wassily Kandinsky, March-May 1955, no. 111.
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Kandinsky--Parisian Period 1934-1944, October-November 1969, no. 47 (illustrated).
Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Wassily Kandinsky: Gemälde 1900-1944, July-September 1970, no. 185 (illustrated).
London, Achim Moeller Gallery, Kandinsky, 1978, no. 9.

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