Frank Kupka

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KUPKA Frank Untitled

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Frank Kupka - Untitled

Frank Kupka - Untitled

Original 1951
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Lot number: 51
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Lot 51: František Kupka (1871-1957), Watercolor, Untitled, 1951 Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957) Description: Watercolor on thin machine-made paper Czech Republic / France, 1951 František Kupka (1871-1957) - Czech avant-garde artist Signed 'Kupka' lower left Verso with gallery stamp Roland Browse & Delbanco Provenance: Galerie Louis Carré, Paris; Galerie Morantin-Nouvion, Paris, with letter of provenance dated 20 February 1969 and certificate of authenticity from Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., London, dated 21 July 1972 Overall dimensions, framed: 47 x 39.5 cm; sheet size: 22.5 x 15.2 cm Good condition Characteristic constructivist composition by the member of the group 'Abstraction-Création', drawings by Kupka from the same work year fetch over 60.000 Euros on the art market The present watercolor by František Kupka (1871-1957) shows an abstract composition, typical for the artist, in the primary colors red, yellow and blue. Kupka as one of the fathers of abstract art and is to be mentioned in the same breath as Kandinsky, Mondrian and Balla, whereas the Prague-born artist found his own individual way into abstraction. Color always played an essential role for Kupka. Thus he has dealt with the theme of color theory in many of his works and philosophically and scientifically explored the nature of color and its effect on a work of art. The sheet is in overall good condition with fresh colors. The paper is slightly time stained due to age. The lower margin shows a short tear (approx. 1 cm) in the center, the right margin a tiny tear (approx. 1 mm), further a tiny tear (approx. 3 mm) at the upper margin on the left. On the verso there are narrow remains of mounting along the upper margin. The work is signed 'Kupka' lower left. The frame shows some wear. The framed work measures 47 x 39.5 cm, the sheet size is 22.5 x 15.2 cm. František Kupka (1871-1957) František Kupka first studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and then at the Vienna Academy where he was a student of Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach and August Eisenmenger. In 1895 he settled in Paris, where he gained recognition as a cartoonist and illustrator. Around 1910 he made the acquaintance of Marcel Duchamp, Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger and Francis Picabia, an encounter which sustainably influenced Kupka's work. As one of the first artists in France, he abandoned Art Nouveau in favor of abstraction. Kupka exhibited his abstract works for the first time in 1912 at the Autumn Salon. In 1931 he was along with Hans Arp, Jean Hélion and others one of the founding members of the group 'Abstraction-Création'. The artist's first major retrospective was organized in Prague in 1946, in 1955 he was represented at the documenta I in Kassel. František Kupka is considered one of the fathers of abstraction. His works are held by major museum collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Museum and the MoMA in New York as well as the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. His diverse oeuvre is an inspiration for contemporary generations of artists.
Frank Kupka - Untitled

Frank Kupka - Untitled

Original 1928
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Lot number: 170
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Pierre Brullé. Provenance Galerie Bargera, Cologne Exhibited Basel, Art Basel, 1973, no. 4 Ashod, Israel, Art Museum Ashdod, Persecuted Art and Artists Under Totalitarian Regimes in Europe During the 20th Century, 2003, illustrated in the catalogue 170 PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION František Kupka 1871 - 1957 UNTITLED Signed Kupka (lower right) Gouache on paper 11 1/4 by 11 1/8 in. 28.5 by 28.2 cm Executed in 1928. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 USD Print This work is in very good condition. Executed on cream colored wove paper. Work is affixed to a mount at corners on verso. Colors are bright and fresh. Some minor disturbance to the blue pigment at upper left, possibly a part of the artist's process. Sheet is slightly dirty, otherwise fine.
Frank Kupka - Nénuphares

Frank Kupka - Nénuphares

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Lot number: 39
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Frantisek Kupka (Czech, 1871-1957) Nénuphares signed 'Kupka' (lower left) watercolour on paper 28.5 x 26cm (11 1/4 x 10 1/4in). Footnotes PROVENANCE The artist's estate. Madame Georges Martinel-Kupka, Boulogne (the artist's step-daughter). Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 October 1993, lot 45. Purchased from the above by the present owner. The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Monsieur Pierre Brullé.
Frank Kupka - Untitled

Frank Kupka - Untitled

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Lot number: 28
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Frantisek Kupka (CZECH, 1871-1957) Untitled stamped with artist signature (lower right) and inscribed '209' (lower left) pencil on buff paper 8¼ x 10½ in. (21 x 26.7 cm.) with Rose Fried Gallery, New York. Acquired from the above by the present owner. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF GERTRUDE STEIN
Frank Kupka - The Song Of Songs

Frank Kupka - The Song Of Songs

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Lot number: 52
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Kupka František (Opočno 1871 – 1957 Puteaux) The Song of Songs – set of 17 prints, 3 illustration designs for the text Song of Songs in various states of completion (different printing stages), unsigned, undated (1905 - 1909), four sheets coloured with ink, eight sheets feature gilded initials, uniform block format 21 x 17 cm, sheet format 32.5 x 25 cm, original National Gallery in Prague passé-partout (Ní) Provenance: Waldes Collection, National Gallery in Prague, inv. no. R 17758 - 65, R 17767 - 74, R 17776, returned in restitution to the heirs of Jindřich Waldes (1876 - 1941)Reproduced in: Vachtová L., František Kupka, Prague 1968, p. 19 (list R 17774)
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