Wassily Kandinsky - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Hans Konrad Roethel 153
    Vivian Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky and Sweden, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, 1989, another example illustrated pl. 57, p. 210

  • Catalogue Essay

    In December 1915, Kandinsky joined his then partner, Gabriele Münther, in Stockholm, where he spent three months executing a series of six, mostly abstract etchings, each in an edition of ten. These small etchings were then exhibited alongside a series of bagatelle ink drawings at Carl Gummeson Konsthandel for the month of February 1916. In the accompanying exhibition brochure, the avant-garde artist and writer, Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN), described Kandinsky's etchings as containing the inner vibration of the artist's soul, which had the ability to develop an echoing vibration in the soul of the spectator through the use of expressive lines, which became "the electric wires between the sender (the artist) and the receiver (the spectator)".



Radierung No. 1 (Etching No. 1)

Drypoint in dark brown, on wove paper (backed by thin fabric), with full margins,
I. 12.4 x 13.6 cm (4 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.)
S. 29.7 x 31.6 cm (11 3/4 x 12 1/2 in.)

signed, titled, dated '1916' and inscribed 'No 8' in pencil, from the edition of 10, framed.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £10,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm