Vilmos Huszár (1884-1960)
Property from the Stanford Z. Rothschild, Jr. Collection
Vilmos Huszár (1884-1960)

Composition abstraite

Vilmos Huszár (1884-1960)
Composition abstraite
signed with initials 'VH' (lower right)
oil on panel in the artist's painted frame
16 5/8 x 15 ¼ in. (42.3 x 38.9 cm.)
Painted circa 1918-1928
Died Vissir, Hungary (possibly acquired from the artist).
B.J. Teyinck, Schoonhoven, Netherlands (acquired from the above, 1931).
Private collection, France; sale, Christie's, London, 29 November 1982, lot 45.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Collects, Constructivism & De Stijl, From a Private Collection, December 1983-February 1984, no. 8.
New York, Rachel Adler Gallery, Cercle & Carré, Thoughts for the 1930s, Paintings, Sculpture, Architecture, Theatre, October-November 1990, no. 14 (illustrated).
Sale room notice
Please note the present lot was painted circa 1918-1928.

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Lot Essay

The editorial introducing the first issue of the journal De Stijl, published in October 1917, clearly details its purpose: "to convince the general public to abandon old, individualist aesthetic principles in favor of 'universal' ones grounded on the authentic spirit of modern times" (Y.-A. Bois, "3 De Stijl Models," Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015, p. 238). Huszar designed the cover image (fig. 1), of which the present work is a variation.

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