Victory Boogie Woogie
|Victory Boogie Woogie|
|Type||Oil and paper on canvas|
|Dimensions||127 cm × 127 cm (50 in × 50 in)|
|Location||Kunstmuseum, The Hague|
|Owner||State property of the Netherlands through the Stichting Nationaal Fonds Kunstbezit|
Victory Boogie Woogie is the last, unfinished work of the Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian. Left incomplete in 1944, since 1998 it has been in the collection of the Kunstmuseum in The Hague. It was purchased at a cost of 80 million Dutch guilders (approximately 35 million euros, US$40 million) from the American collector Samuel Irving Newhouse, who purchased the work from Emily and Burton Tremaine for US$12 million in the mid 1980s. It was bought in 1997 by the Stichting Nationaal Fonds Kunstbezit (National Art Foundation) through a gift from the Dutch Central Bank, commemorating the introduction of the euro. At the time the most expensive purchase ever by a Dutch museum. This amount of money spent on the gift raised questions in the Dutch House of Representatives, and also from other museums.
- Mondriaan, Victory Boogie Woogie. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2013. 16 May 2013. Archived here.
- Troy, Nancy J. (2013). The afterlife of Piet Mondrian, chapter 1 - Mondrian and Money: Victory Boogie Woogie. University of Chicago Press.
- "Mondrian gets his moment". Apollo Magazine. 2017-03-25. Retrieved 2022-05-06.
- redactie (2014-03-25). "Obama ging ook schilderij Mondriaan bewonderen". De Morgen (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-05-07.