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Cat B124
Other S462, O330, B-
BMI 1111
Title Composition with Large Red Plane, Blue, Grey, Black, and Yellow
Date 1921
Format Oil on canvas
Size (h,w) 50 x 40 cm
Signed lower left in red on black: PM 21
Location Private collection 
Owners 1921 consigned to Galerie de L'Effort Moderne, Paris; 1922 Léonce Rosenberg (director of the Galerie, Paris), gift of PM; 1934 James Johnson Sweeney (NY); 1986 private collection.
Credits The installation photograph is from the Cubism & Abstract Art exhibition, New York, 1936. The spacial arrangement is interesting. The other Mondrians shown are B37, B79, B84 and (I think) B100, though CR is not clear on the lozenge.
Notes B124 was a gift from Mondrian to James Johnson Sweeney, subsequently a director at MoMA. It was sold in a private collection in 1986 for $5.1, more than doubling the previous record for a Mondrian of $2.2. More details here.
Temporary and approximate colour image from the Facsimile Factory.
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