Lot 3: WASSILY KANDINSKY, (RUSSIAN, 1866-1944), "KLEINE WELTEN X"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"KLEINE WELTEN X"
1922, pencil signed, from the edition of 200 (there were also 30 on Japan), with full margins, Propyläen Verlag, Berlin, publisher. Drypoint on wove paper.
image: 9 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (23.5 x 19.7cm)
sheet: 11 7/8 x 10 7/16 in. (30.2 x 26.5cm)
With time, light, and mat staining and with occasional soft handling creases. For example, two at the bottom right corner, measuring approx 1/2 inch and 1 1/2 inches respectively, and one approx 1/2 inch crescent shaped handling crease at the left plate edge just above center in the image area. With occasional fox marks evident. For example, one at the bottom left of the central image and several in the center left of the plate as well as two at the bottom left of the plate. Approx 2 small fox marks also evident in the bottom margin at left. With intermittent wear to the extreme edges and corners, this includes an apparent tiny (approx 1 mm) area of loss to the bottom right corner and an approx 3/4 in. apparent slit in the paper at the upper left corner that appears to have been repaired by the white paper hinging tape verso. Some minor wear and tiny area of loss to the paper in this same area. Verso with traces of faint surface soiling and scattered fox marks. With remnants of previous white paper hinging tape at the upper sheet edge, both the left and right. Hinged to the support in two places at the reverse upper sheet edge. Otherwise in good condition.
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