Vasily Kandinsky. Lightly Touching also known as "Lightly Touched". 1931
Oil on board
27 5/8 x 19 1/4" (69.9 x 48.8 cm)
The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
Object number
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
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Vasily Kandinsky has 149 works online.
There are 14,426 drawings online.
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Vasily Kandinsky, 1931 – 1944.
(On consignment with Galka Scheyer, Hollywood, c. 1933 – c. 1944)
Nina Kandinsky, Neuilly-sur-Seine (Paris). Kandinsky estate, [1944 or 1945] – 1949
Sidney and Harriet Janis, New York. Purchased from Nina Kandinsky, 1949 – 1967
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection, 1967

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