Lot 28 | PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)
Composition with Double Line and Yellow (unfinished)
oil on canvas
24 1/8 x 19 7/8 in. (61.2 x 50.4 cm.)
Painted in 1934
Provenance Estate of the artist [Harry Holtzman, New York].
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, 1950s).
Carla Simons, New York (acquired from the above, 1970).
Harold Diamond, New York.
McCrory Corporation [The Ricklis Collection], New York (by 1971, until at least 1994).
Acquired by the present owner, July 2002. Literature M. Seuphor, Piet Mondrian: Life and Work, New York, 1956, p. 431, no. 600 (illustrated upside down, p. 47, fig. 429; titled Composition with Yellow and dated 1938).
C.L. Ragghianti, Mondrian e l'arte del XX secolo, Milan, 1962, pp. 314 and 317, no. 769 (illustrated upside down, p. 372; dated 1938).
R.P. Welsh, Piet Mondrian, exh. cat., The Art Gallery of Toronto, 1966, pp. 178 and 200 (dated 1935).
F. Elgar, Mondrian, New York, 1968, p. 247 (illustrated upside down, p. 185, fig. 173; dated 1938).
L.J.F. Wijsenbeek, Piet Mondrian, exh. cat., Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1968, p. 120 (illustrated).
R.P. Welsh, “Mondrian” in Revue de l'art, no. 5, May 1969, p. 100 (dated 1935).
M.G. Ottolenghi, L'opera completa di Mondrian, Milan, 1974, p. 114, no. 420 (illustrated upside down, p. 113; titled Composizione and dated possibly 1935).
W. Rotzler, Constructive Concepts, New York, 1977, pp. 72 and 281, no. 401 (illustrated in color, p. 71; titled Composition with Yellow and dated 1938).
T. Threlfall, Piet Mondrian: His Life's Work and Evolution, Ph.D. diss., University of Warwick, 1988, pp. 341-342.
J.M. Joosten, Piet Mondrian: Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of 1911-1944, New York, 1998, vol. II, p. 375, no. B251 (illustrated).
E. de Visser and W. Coppes, Piet Mondrian: Catalogue Raisonné (pietmondrian.rkdmonographs.nl), no. B251 (illustrated in color). Exhibited New York, Valentine Gallery, Mondrian, March 1946, no. 15 (titled Composition. Jaune, Blanc, Noir and dated 1935).
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Mondrian, January-February 1962, no. 23 (illustrated; titled Composition in Black and Yellow and dated 1938-1944).
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Relief/Construction/Relief, October-December 1968.
Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum, Die reine Form: Von Malewitsch bis Albers, October-November 1976, no. 102 (titled Komposition mit Gelb and dated 1938).
Kunsthaus Zürich, Aspekte konstruktiver Kunst, January-February 1977, p. 48, no. 120 (illustrated, p. 19, fig. 13; titled Komposition mit Gelb and dated 1938).
Eindhoven, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Straight-Curved: Selection of Constructivist Visual Art from the Collection of the McCrory Corporation, April-May 1977 (titled Compositie met geel and dated 1938).
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum, Konstruktiv kunst: McCrory samlingen, New York, January-March 1978, p. 33, no. 102 (titled Composition with Yellow and dated 1938).
Geneva, Musée Rath, Tendances constructivistes au XXe siècle: Collection McCrory Corporation, New York, June-September 1978.
Tel Aviv Art Museum, Constructivism in 20th Century Art, September-December 1978, no. 116 (illustrated in color, p. 52).
Buffalo, Albright-Knox Gallery; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art; Seattle Art Museum; Pittsburgh, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute; Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts; Detroit Institute of Arts; Milwaukee Art Center, Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection, October 1979-August 1981, p. 88, no. 134 (illustrated in color, p. 49; titled Composition with Yellow and dated 1938).
Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art and Sapporo, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition, September-December 1984, p. 66, no. 63 (illustrated in color; titled Composition with Yellow and dated 1938).
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum, Konstruktivisme i Louisianas samling efter gaven fra The Riklis-McCrory Collection, August-October 1986, p. 96, no. 191 (titled Composition with Yellow and dated 1938).
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, La beauté exacte: De Van Gogh à Mondrian, March-July 1994, p. 321, no. 148 (illustrated in color, p. 266; titled Composition avec jaune and dated 1938; with incorrect medium). Special Notice
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