El Lissitzky

Proun Composition

(c. 1922)

Medium
Gouache and ink on paper
Dimensions
19 3/4 x 15 3/4" (50.2 x 40.0 cm)
Credit
Gift of Curt Valentin
Object number
338.1941
Copyright
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
El Lissitzky has 104 works online.
There are 9,963 drawings online.
Provenance Research Project
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Galerie Neumann-Nierendorf, Berlin [1]; acquired by the Kunsthalle Mannheim , May 4, 1927 [2]; removed as "degenerate art" by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Berlin, 1937 [2]; on consignment to Karl Buchholz, Berlin; to Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 1941 (Gift of Curt Valentin).
[1] See Hans-Jürgen Buderer, ed., Entartete Kunst - Beschlagnahmeaktionen in der Städtischen Kunsthalle Mannheim, 1937, exh. cat. Mannheim: Kunsthalle, 1987.
[2] Ibid. Collection stamp on verso. Inventory no. 2318.
[3] EK no. 6126: Komposition

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