Lot 498: Pioneering Russian artist (1866–1944) who takes a place among the seminal figures in the development of abstract art. Scarce TLS in French, signed "Kandinsky," one page on a 6 x 4 postcard, July 30, 1933. Letter to Andre de Ridder, requesting copies of the issue of 'Selection' devoted to his artwork, in part (translated): "I have not received the books. Would you be so kind to let me know when you send a copy on Holland directly to my address…And finally the ex 20. to Mr. Grohmann? I would be grateful…P.S. Please fix the address of Mr. Prof. Dr. Alois Schardt on the list I gave you, this is no longer Halle, but Berlin, National Gallery, where he is now Director." A diagonal crease to the lower left and a small tear to right edge, otherwise fine condition. Andre de Ridder was the editor of the Belgian periodical 'Selection,' which published a special issue on Kandinsky in July 1933. The "Mr. Grohmann" referenced is Will Grohmann, an important art critic and author of a book on Kandinsky who also contributed to the issue of 'Selection.' An exceedingly desirable letter directly concerning his work.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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