|Type||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||88.5 cm × 71 cm (34.8 in × 28 in)|
Suprematist Composition (blue rectangle over the red beam) is a painting by Kazimir Malevich, a Russian painter known as a pioneer of geometric abstraction. The painting represents a constellation of geometry and color in space with remarkable austerity.
The painting was created in 1916 and stayed with the artist until June 1927. Malevich exhibited his work in the Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung in Berlin, but was soon to leave for the Soviet Union. The painting soon went to German architect Hugo Häring, who then sold it to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. It stayed there for the next 50 years. It has been shown at various expositions, mostly in Europe. After an extended legal battle over the painting's ownership, which endured for 17 years, the painting was returned to heirs of the artist. In November 2008 they sold it at auction.
Notes and references
- "Impressionist and modern art evening sale, Lot 6 (of 45)". Sothebys.com. Retrieved 2010-05-13.[dead link]
- "«Suprematist composition» Malevitch at Sotheby's. Three days before the record". Artinvestment.ru. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- Фото: Reuters. "Картина Малевича продана за 60 миллионов долларов". Korrespondent.net. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
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