WASSILY KANDINSKY 1866-1944
Moscow 1866 – 1944 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (Russian/German)
Title: Lithograph No. 1 | Lithographie No.1, 1925
Technique: Original Hand Signed, Titled and Numbered Lithograph on Wove Paper
Paper size: 53 x 33 cm. / 20.9 x 13 in.
Image size: 33 x 21.5 cm. / 13 x 8.5 in.
Additional Information: This original lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Kandinsky” at the lower right margin.
It is also titled and dated in pencil “1925, No.1” at the lower left corner.
It is additionally hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 50, at the lower left corner.
The lithograph is also signed in in the plate with the artist’s monogram “VK” at the lower left image.
It was published by Staatliches Bauhaus, Weimar and Dresden.
Note: In 1922 Kandinsky accepts an invitation of Walter Gropius and joins the Bauhaus with Paul Klee. He developed the basic design course and taught the mural painting workshop. Kandinsky also worked much and experimented with colour, applying his analytical foundation and the conclusions in his teaching.
Painting was not formally part of the curriculum at the Bauhaus. Kandinsky, along with Paul Klee, taught courses aimed at giving their students a better grasp of form, colour and tone. He used techniques that resurfaced in his own work. His earliest work from the time of joining the Bauhaus is the series “Small Worlds'”.
Roethel, H. K. (1970). Kandinsky: Das Graphische Werk [The Graphic Works]. New Hampton, NY: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg.
Reference: Roethel 185
Condition: Very good condition. Very pale, unobtrusive staining along the extreme sheet edges. Very slight cockling along the upper left sheet edge.