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This lot consists of an oil painting on canvas board, done in the modern style of artist Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944). This charming image depicts a De Stijl composition in shades of black, white, and primary color. Full of vibrancy; a vital and singular addition to any collection. En verso is the name "Mondrian" along with "P.M." and the date of "41". Piece is executed in the modern art style for which Mondrian is so well known. Sight dimensions = 11.5" x 14.5" -- Framed dimensions = 15.5" x 18.5"

Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944) held an enormous influence over 20th century art, forever changing the course of the abstract and minimalist art movements. He was a theorist and an educator whose personal work was a direct response to the nature and events that surrounded him.

Said Mondrian, "I construct lines and color combinations on a flat surface, in order to express general beauty with the utmost awareness. Nature (or, that which I see) inspires me, puts me, as with any painter, in an emotional state so that an urge comes about to make something, but I want to come as close as possible to the truth and abstract everything from that, until I reach the foundation (still just an external foundation!) of things..."

Mondrian lived and worked across Europe, eventually settling in New York toward the end of his illustrious life. His linear paintings, modern design sensibilities, and contributions to abstraction are immortal testaments to the genius he possessed.
PROVENANCE:
Private Collection

DIMENSIONS:
Sight dimensions = 11.5" x 14.5" -- Framed dimensions = 15.5" x 18.5"


Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate various collections of Fine Art. The pieces in this auction come from established modern art collectors in the United States and Europe.

PLEASE NOTE: Lots that do not carry established documented provenance nor any past auction record are described in this catalog as "in the style of". Authentication has not been established nor is it implied. Definition of "in the style of" is as follows:

"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.

Condition

Painting has some crazing/nice age-related craquelure throughout. Paint and board are solid and not flaking or chipping. Painting en verso is caked with what appears to be some type of plaster. Overall image and signature are bright, vibrant and show very well.

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Piet Mondrian (Dutch 1872-1944) -- Oil on Canvas Board

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000Nov 09