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Cat B142
BMI 1111
Title Composition with Blue, Red, Yellow and Black
Date 1922
Format Oil on canvas
Size (h,w) 79 x 49.5cm
Signed lower right in red on black: PM [monogram]
Location The 2011 Pompidou catalogue ascribes current ownership to The Louvre, Abu Dhabi.
Owners 1922 Helene Kröller-Müller (Wassennar); 1939 AG Kröller (Hoenderloo); 1941 heirs of AG Kröller; 1949 Leo Castelli (NY); 1955 Rose Fried Gallery, NY; 1972 Mr & Mrs Israel Rosen (Baltimore); 1972 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1972 Galerie Tarica, Paris; 1972 private collection; 2011? The Louvre, Abu Dhabi. 
Credits Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
Notes The private collection in question was that of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. It was one of three sold at Christie's, Paris in February 2009 for a PM record of €21.6M ($27.8M).
The frock is one of the designs which established YSL and, one supposes, helped to pay for the original acquisition. The painting is by Kenneth Paul BlockThis blog questions who thought of it first.
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B142 Composition with Blue, Red, Yellow and Black
YSL frock by Kenneth Paul Block