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Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1981)
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Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1981)

Blue Diamond

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Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1981)
Blue Diamond
signed 'Ilya Bolotowsky' (lower corner); signed again, titled and dated '"BLUE DIAMOND" circa 1940-41 ILYA BOLOTOWSKY' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (74.9 x 74.9 cm.)
Painted circa 1940-1941.
Provenance
Estate of the artist
Washburn Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1984
Literature
I. Bolotowsky and H. Geldzahler, "Adventures with Bolotowsky," Archives of American Art Journal, vol. 22, no. 1, 1982, p. 26 (illustrated).
G. Wohl and R. Yarmish, Structured COBOL: A Direct Approach, New York, 1992 (illustrated in color on the cover).
Exhibited
New York, Washburn Gallery, American Abstract Paintings from the 1930s and 1940s, September-October 1976.
New York, Washburn Gallery, American Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors, and Sculpture, 1940-1950, August 1979.
New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Mondrian and Neo-Plasticism in America, October-December 1979, pp. 9 and 22, no. 4 (illustrated).
Borgenicht Gallery, New York, Ilya Bolotowsky Paintings and Columns, March-April 1980.
Pittsburgh, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, 1927-1944, October 1983-September 1984, pp. 34, 54, 87 and 238, no. 15, (illustrated in color).
St. Louis Art Museum; Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, The Ebsworth Collection: American Modernism, 1911-1947, November 1987-June 1988, pp. 54-55 and 198, no. 5 (illustrated in color).
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Seattle Art Museum, Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection, March-November 2000, pp. 50-52 and 278, no. 4 (illustrated in color).
Dallas Museum of Art, Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings, August-November 2001.
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