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

Fast versunken

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Fast versunken
signed with the initials and dated 'VK30' (lower left); dated, numbered and inscribed 'No 383 1930 - "Fast versunken"' (on the back of the artist's mount)
gouache on dark grey paper laid down on the artist's mount
sheet: 14 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (36.5 x 26.3 cm.)
artist's mount: 18 3/8 x 14 5/8 in. (46.7 x 37 cm.)
Executed in 1930
Karl Nierendorf, New York, from December 1933 to circa 1948.
Nina Kandinsky, Paris.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by whom acquired from the above in 1972.
Private collection, Switzerland, by whom acquired from the above in 1974; sale, Sotheby's, London, 26 June 2008, lot 221.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
The artist's handlist no. 'iii 1930, 383, Fast versunken'.
V. Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky, Watercolours, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, 1922-1944, New York, 1994, no. 975 (illustrated p. 280).
Berlin, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Kandinsky, 1931, no. 20.
Zürich, Kunsthaus, Novemberausstellung, 1931, no. 74.
Stockholm, Gummesons Konsthall, Kandinsky, 1932, no. 78.
New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Kandinsky, A Retrospective View, 1937, no. 36.
New York, Museum of Non-Objective Painting, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, In Memory of Wassily Kandinsky, March - May 1945, no. 162.
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Kandinsky, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, June - July 1972, no. 47 (illustrated p. 42).
Paris, Galerie Karl Flinker, Kandinsky, Peintures, dessins, gravures, éditions, oeuvres inédites, November - December 1972, no. 6.
New York, Pace Gallery, Kandinsky, Watercolours and Drawings, 1911-1943, March - April 1973, no. 13.
Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kandinsky, Kleine Freuden, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, March - May 1992, no. 127 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie.
Lugano, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Kandinsky nelle collezioni svizzere, June - October 1995, no. 51 (illustated p. 210).
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