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Suprematist Composition

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Suprematist Composition
ArtistKazimir Malevich
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions88.5 cm × 71 cm (34.8 in × 28 in)
LocationPrivate collection

Suprematist Composition (blue rectangle over the red beam) is a 1916 painting by Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian[1] painter of Polish origin.

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 soon left for the Soviet Union. The painting came into the possession of German architect Hugo Häring, who sold it to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, where it remained for the next 50 years.[2] It was 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. A few months later, in November 2008, the artist's heirs sold it at a Sotheby's auction for $60 million to the Nahmad family.[3] In 2018 it was sold at a Christie's auction for $85.8 million with fees to art dealer Brett Gorvy.[3] It was the highest price paid for a work in the history of Ukrainian art.[4]

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  1. ^ "Biography of Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian Abstract Art Pioneer". thoughtco. 2019-10-30. Retrieved 2023-01-08.
  2. ^ Фото: Reuters. "Картина Малевича продана за 60 миллионов долларов". Korrespondent.net. Retrieved 2014-03-18. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ a b "$85.8 Million Malevich Breaks Record for Russian Art". Artsy. 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  4. ^ "TOP-10 most expensive paintings by modern Ukrainian artists". Artinvestment.ru. Retrieved 2014-03-18.