Lot 557: TLS in German, signed "Ihr Kandinsky," one page, 8.5 x 8.25, May 26, 1939. Letter to the Danish painter Ejler Bille in which Kandinsky apologizes for being unable to see his new drawings, reports some news from an exhibition, and is pleased to learn that Bille had been asked to write an article on 'Lines.' Intersecting folds with a separation at the left edge, light foxing and staining, and scattered creases, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a 1973 ALS by Bille and a few newspaper clippings. Bille drew great inspiration from Kandinsky and experienced an artistic breakthrough in 1939, and from then on painting was his primary medium. At this same time Kandinsky was working on his last major work, Composition X, a burst of colorful jagged forms against a black background. A highly sought-after abstract artist with a desirable association.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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