1912 | Oil Canvas
50.5×61.2 cm | 0.31 m²
USD 5***
GBP 2*** - 2***
USD 2*** - 3***
Description Property from the Estate of Sir Sean Connery, sold partially to benefit The Connery Foundation František Kupka 1871 - 1957 Complex  signed Kupka (lower left) and inscribed to Mr. Beauduin with all sympathy. .K. (lower right) oil on canvas 50.5 by 61.2 cm. 19⅞ by 24⅛ in. Executed in 1912. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Pierre Brullé. Condition Report To request a Condition Report, please contact Origin Nicolas Beauduin, Paris (acquired directly from the artist) Yolande Jamet, Paris (daughter of the above; acquired by descent from the above circa 1960) André Fourquet, Paris Private Collection, France Sir Sean Connery, New York (acquired from the above in 2016) Thence by descent to the present ownerLiterature Nicolas Beauduin, "Heroic times: about the 'Section d'Or'", in Masques et Visages, Paris, June 1956 Art News, November 1957 Vladimír Lekeš, František Kupka. Catalog raisonné of oils, Prague, 2016, no. 206, p. 348, illustrated in color (titled Composition) Exhibited Paris, Galerie la Boétie, Salon of the Golden Section, 1912 Paris, National Museum of Modern Art, Kupka, 1958, no. 25, p. 21 (titled Complexes) Paris, Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, František Kupka, or the invention of an abstraction, 1989-90, no. 164, p. 231, illustrated in color (titled Composition) New York, Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County Museum of Art, Czech Art in the Velvet Revolution, 1990-91, p. 23 Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art; Sendai, The Miyagi Museum of Art and Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, František Kupka, 1994, no. 87, p. 113, illustrated in color (titled Composition) Cairo, Mahmoud Khalil Museum, Horizon I Gallery, From Impressionism to Modernity, a Century of French Painting, from Corot to Picasso, 19th-20th Century, 1998 Châteauroux, Musée Bertrand & Montpellier, Musée Fabre, La Section d'Or, 1912, 1920, 1925: quartered cubism, 2000-01, no. 50, p. 187, illustrated in color Paris, Musée d'Orsay, The Origins of Abstraction, 2003-04, no. 36, p. 171, illustrated in color Prague, Národní galerie v Praze, Cesta k Amorfě, 2012-13, no. 39, p. 185 Paris, Grand Palace; Prague, Národní galerie v Praze and Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum, Kupka Pioneer of Abstraction, 2018-19, no. 124, p. 155, illustrated in color
Auction date:
1 Mar 2023
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