The Bauhaus style is one of the most influential styles in Modernist architecture and Design. It has had a profound influence on subsequent developments in art, architecture, interior design, and industrial design.
This week, we’re paying homage to the Bauhaus school with an artnet Auctions sale, which includes works by Wassily Kandisky, Josef Albers, and Marcel Breuer.
Browse and discover Bauhaus In The Balance.
Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) was not only a renowned Abstract painter, but was also an influential art theorist, well-known for his ties to the historical German Bauhaus School.
After the closing of Bauhaus by the oppressive Nazi regime, Kandinsky moved to France, where he would live until his death in Neuilly-sur-Seine, leaving behind an incomparable Abstract Art legacy.
Kandisky’s 1920 work, Ohne Titel, is now available on artnet Auctions.
Wassily Kandinsky was an early 20th-century Russian painter whose work is most closely characterized by pure Abstraction. Both of the artist’s parents were musicians, and Kandinsky himself played both the piano and cello from a young age.
Ohne Titel (pictured) emphasizes the interplay of shapes and colors to express the emotional tenor of a musical score, highlighting the influence this upbringing had on his art. According to Nina Kandinsky, this work is also a study for the embroidery on a dress designed by Nadezhad Petrovna Lamanova, a famous Russian avant-garde dress designer.
Wassily Kandinsky’s Ohne Titel is part of our Modern Art Sale on artnet Auctions.
Wasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, Robert Delaunay and many more are celebrated in Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, marking the centennial of this bold new type of artwork.
The exhibition brings together many of the most influential works in abstraction’s early history and covers a wide range of artistic production, making it a must-see show in the new year!
Record for Kandinsky
Christie’s kicked off New York’s major fall auction season Wednesday by selling its top lot, Claude Monet’s Nymphéas, to an anonymous American collector for US$43.8 million.
Wassily Kandinsky’s 1909 Study for Improvisation 8 was sold to a European collector for US$23 million, a new record for Kandinsky.
Check out more results from Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale.
Nazi Loot at Auction
A disputed artwork by Russian artist Wassily Kandinksy will be auctioned at Christie’s next week after the grandchild of a collector, who said it was stolen from her by the Nazis, agreed to share the sale proceeds with the current owner.
The 1923 Abstract painting Zwei Schwarze Flecke will be auctioned in New York at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art evening sale on November 7, 2012, where it is estimated to fetch US$1.8 million to 2.4 million.
The Kandinsky work once belonged to Sophie Lissitzky- Kueppers, a German art historian. Her grandchildren say the watercolor was one of 16 works that Lissitzky-Kueppers loaned to Hanover’s Provinzialmuseum. Those works were later seized by Nazis and termed “degenerate,” reports Bloomberg.
Browse Christie’s entire Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale.
Edinburgh Art Festival 2012
Edinburgh Art Festival, which runs from August 2 to September 2, 2012, is Scotland’s largest annual visual art festival. This year it is showing its “most ambitious” program yet; during August, there will be 45 exhibitions in 30 of the city’s museums and galleries.
Don’t miss the festival’s “summer blockbuster” exhibitions, such as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art exhibition that explores Pablo Picasso’s lifelong connections with Britain. Another major exhibition will feature the work of Vincent van Gogh and Wassily Kandinsky at the Scottish National Gallery.