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

Aquarell für Poul Bjerre

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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) Aquarell für Poul Bjerre inscribed by Poul Bjerre (on the reverse of the mount) watercolour and India ink on paper 9 1/8 x 13 5/8 in. (23.2 x 34.5 cm.) Executed in Stockholm in March 1916
Provenance
Dr Poul Bjerre, Stockholm, a gift from the artist in March 1916.
Varstavi Foundation, Sweden, by whom acquired from the above; sale, Sotheby's, London, 3 February 2004, lot 11.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 4 February 2008, lot 66.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
P. Bjerre, Natural System of Dreams, Stockholm, 1936 (illustrated).
P. Bjerre, The Healing Power of Dreams, Stockholm, 1982 (illustrated).
J. Bärmark & I. Nilsson, Poul Bjerre: Människosonen, Stockholm, 1983 (illustrated on the cover).
V. Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky Watercolours, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. I, 1900-1921, London, 1992, no. 447 (illustrated pp. 389 & 392).
J. Landquist, Poul Bjerre: The Psychiatrist and Author, Stockholm, 2002 (illustrated p. 88).
Exhibited
Malmö, Konsthall, Kandinsky and Sweden: Malmö 1914 - Stockholm 1916, October - December 1989, no. 33, pp. 35, 41 & 178 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Stockholm, Moderna Museet, December 1989 - February 1990.
Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Wassily Kandinsky: Kleine Freuden, Acquarelle und Zeichnungen, March - May 1992, no. 48, p. 221 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, May - August 1992.
Lidingö (Stockholm), Millesgarden, Wassily Kandinsky - Gabriele Münter, December 2001 - February 2002.

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