WASSILY KANDINSKY 1866-1944
Moscow 1866 – 1944 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (Russian/German)
Title: Etching for the German Art Community | Radierung für die Deutsche Kunstgemeinschaft, 1926
Technique: Original Hand Signed Drypoint on Wove Paper
Paper size: 43 x 32 cm. / 16.9 x 12.6 in.
Image size: 15 x 11 cm. / 5.9 x 4.3 in.
Additional Information: This original drypoint is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Kandinsky” at the lower right margin.
It is also monogrammed in the plate “VK” at the lower left image.
It was published by the Deutsche Kunstgemeinschaft, Berlin in a small edition of unknown size.
Althought the edition size of this etching is not clear it must be of small size as we have found less then 20 impressions in public auction in the past 30 years.
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.
Roethel, H. K. (1970). Kandinsky: Das Graphische Werk [The Graphic Works]. New Hampton, NY: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg.
Reference: Roethel 190
Condition: Very good condition. Scattered, pinpoint foxing across the sheet. The sheet slightly tones. Remnants of adhesive tapes, verso.