b. 1866
- d. 1944
  • Russia
Turnover 2023
$USD 27.558.854
Record Sale
$USD 38.628.783

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky graduated from Odesa Art School. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. He began painting studies at the age of 30. Kandinsky settled in Munich in 1896, initially studying at Anton Ažbe’s private school and later at the Academy of Fine Arts. Together with Franz Marc, August Macke, Alexej von Jawlensky, and Gabriele Münter, he formed the short-lived Der Blaue Reiter group. Following the outbreak of World War I, he went back to Moscow in 1914. Kandinsky came back to Germany in 1920 and taught at the Bauhaus school from 1922 until its closure by the Nazis in 1933. Subsequently, he relocated to France and resided there until his death, obtaining French citizenship in 1939 and creating some of his most notable artwork. Kandinsky often described color as sound, stepping outside pictorial tradition, and even titled some of his most famous works using musical terminology. His vibrant, abstract paintings are recognized for their contribution to Non-Objective Art.


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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Murnau mit Kirche II (Murnau with Church II) (1910)

96 x 105.5 cm
Lot # 115
Hammer price: $ 38,628,783 (£ 32,129,500 )
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 44,721,117 (£ 37,196,800 )
Modern & Contemporary Evening
01 mar 2023 London, United Kingdom.

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