Willi Baumeister. Figurate with Red Ellipse. 1920

Willi Baumeister

Figurate with Red Ellipse


Not on view
Oil and sand on canvas
25 3/4 x 19 3/4" (65.3 x 50.1 cm)
The Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation
Object number
© 2015 Willi Baumeister / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Willi Baumeister has 24 works online.
There are 2,104 paintings online.
Provenance Research Project
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
The McCrory Corporation (Meshulam Riklis) by 1977 [1]; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1983 (The Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation).
[1] Included in the exhibition Aspekte Konstruktiver Kunst Aspekte Konstruktiver Kunst: Sammlung McCrory Corporation, Kunsthaus Zurich, January 14 to February 27, 1977 (no. 11: Figural mit roter Ellipse). See also Rotzler, Willy, ed. Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1979 (no. 11).

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