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Cat B126a (not catalogued)
Other n/a
BMI 1111
Title Composition with Black, Red, Grey, Yellow and Blue
Date c.1920
Format Gouache with traces of pencil laid down on card
Size (h,w) 27.8 x 19.1 cm
Signed lower left in black on yellow: PM 20 (?)
Location Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Promised gift of Julian and Josie Robertson in memory of Josephine (Josie) Tucker Robertson (1943-2010)
Owners Julian and Josie Robertson
Notes I cannot find this in the Catalogue. I have placed it and numbered it with B126 as there is such a striking similarity between the two works. There are a few other abstract gouache pieces, notably B136, the sketch B362, the B167 designs for Ida Bienert, B205, the setting of Seuphor's poem, and the B178 stage set.

The Robertsons are interviewed in the catalogue for the Auckland exhibition celebrating the promised gift and describe the work as "a relatively new painting for us. It was strongly recommended by our friend and advisor, David Norman, who is a vice president at Sotheby's in New York. I'm really glad I bought it."

There's an entertaining piece on the exhibition in general and the Mondrian in particular here.
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B126a Composition with Black, Red, Grey, Yellow and Blue
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