El Lissitzky

Proun Composition

(c. 1922)

Gouache and ink on paper
19 3/4 x 15 3/4" (50.2 x 40.0 cm)
Gift of Curt Valentin
Object number
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Drawings and Prints
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El Lissitzky has 107 works online.
There are 14,286 drawings online.
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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