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Cat B170
Other S484, O367, B-
BMI 1000
Title Komposition II with Red
Date 1926
Format Oil on canvas
Size (h,w) 50.8 x 50.8 cm
Signed lower centre in white on black line: PM 26
Location Nahmad collection, Switzerland. 
Owners 1926 consigned to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1944 Mondrian Estate, Harry Holtzman; 1960 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1960 Edgar J Kauffman Jr (NY); 1989 auction, Sotheby's' NY; 2004 auction Christie's, London.
This sold at Christie's, London in June 2004 for £1.6M ($2.9M).
It is on sale again at Christie's NY on 11th May 2015 with an estimate of $7-9M.
Credits Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.The photograph is a detail of one of the slides taken by Holtzman and Glarner at Mondrian's studio just after his death. Holtzman gave a set of copies to Virginia Pitts-Rembert with permision to 'use them in any way [she] wished'. They are shown in great detail in her terrific book Mondrian in the USA.
Notes The provinance published by Christie's for the 2015 sale was:
Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden (on consignment from the artist, 1926).
Estate of the artist (Harry Holtzman, New York) (1944-1960).
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.
Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr., New York (acquired from the above, 1960); Estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 15 November 1989, lot 13.
Private collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale); sale, Christie’s, London, 22 June 2004, lot 30.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
US © n/a
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B170 Komposition II with Red
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Detail of one of the slides taken by Holtzman and Glarner at Mondrian's studio just after his death