Victory Boogie-Woogie

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Victory Boogie Woogie
Piet Mondriaan Victory Boogie Woogie.jpg
Artist Piet Mondrian
Year 1942–44
Type Oil and paper on canvas
Dimensions 127 cm × 127 cm (50 in × 50 in)
Location Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
Owner State property of the Netherlands through the Stichting Nationaal Fonds Kunstbezit

Victory Boogie-Woogie is the last, unfinished, work by the Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian. Left incomplete in 1944, since 1998 it has been in the collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.[1] It was purchased at a cost of 80 million guilders (approximately 35 million euros) from the American collector Samuel Irving Newhouse, who purchased the work from Emily and Burton Tremaine for $12 million USD in the mid 1980s. It was bought by the Stichting Nationaal Fonds Kunstbezit (National Art Foundation) through a gift from the Dutch Central Bank, commemorating the introduction of the euro. This amount of money spent on the gift raised questions in the Dutch House of Representatives.

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  1. ^ Mondriaan, Victory Boogie Woogie. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2013. 16 May 2013. Archived here.

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