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Mondrian 1940s

B296-B324

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B296, see B318
B297 Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow (unfinished), 1940
Charcoal and oil on canvas, 73x70 cm
Private collection
S583, O470, B-, T18
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1963 Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, NY; 1982 private collection.

Images of two states from Transatlantic (colour) and Elgar (B&W).

Transatlantic
Mondrian B297 Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow Mondrian B297 Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow
B298 Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow (unfinished), 1940
Oil on canvas, 70.8x70.8 cm
Private collection
S581, O468, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); ? private collection.

image from Seuphor .
Mondrian B298 Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow
B362 Study for Composition, 1940-41?
Charcoal, gouache and collage on paper, 33x26.7 cm
Private collection, on loan to The Art Institute, Chicago
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1964 Marlborough Fine Art, London; 1964 private collection, on loan to The Art Institute, Chicago

Image from the Mondrian CD.

The Catalogue lists this under B325-B370 Sketches, but it is worth an out-of sequence insert here.
Mondrian B362 Study for Composition
B299, see B319
B300 New York City (unfinished), 1941
Oil and painted paper strips on canvas, 119x115 cm
Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf
S588, O459, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1958 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1980; Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1980 Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf.

The three detail shots were found here.
Mondrian B300 New York City B300 detail B300 detail B300 detail
New York City, 1942
Oil on canvas, 119.3x114.2 cm
Signed lower left in red on blue line: P M and lower right in red on blue line: 42
Musée national d'art moderne, Paris
S587, O458, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1958 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1984 Musée national d'art moderne, Paris.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.

Also available in stained glass (detail).

Mondrian B301 New York City B301 B301
B302 New York City 2 (unfinished), 1941
Charcoal and painted paper strips on canvas, 115.7x99 cm
Private collection
S585, O460, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1958 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1970 private collection.

Image source Milner
Mondrian B302 New York City 2
B303 (and B289) Composition with Yellow and Blue (unfinished), 1938 / New York City 3 (unfinished), 1941
Pencil, charcoal and oil on canvas, 116.8x110.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1980 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1983 Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (Lugano); 1992 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.
Mondrian B303 Composition with Yellow and Blue
B304 (and B293) Composition of Red, Blue and White, 1939 / Composition with Red and Blue 1941
Oil on canvas, 43.5x33 cm
Signed lower left in red on horizontal black line: PM and lower centre in red on horizontal black line 39-41
Private collection
S575, O446, B-, T1
Owners: 1941 Mr & Mrs Armand P Bartos (NY); 1983 auction, Christie's, London; 1983 private collection.

Images from Transatlantic. The installation photograph, with B304 on the right, is a detail from Réalités nouvelles, Paris 1939. The full photograph is shown with B285/B313, the large central picture and the one on the left is B284.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B304 Composition of Red, Blue and White, 1939 B304
B305 (and B96) Composition with Grid 3, 1918 / Composition No. 15 1918/1942
Charcoal and oil on canvas, 97.5x61.5 cm
Signed lower left: PM 1915 ('in New York handwriting').
Private collection
S439, O311, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1962 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1964 Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, NY; c.1968 Otto Preminger; c.1980 Galerie Tarica, Paris; 1980 Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé (Paris); 2009 auction, Christie's, Paris.

The picture, once owned by Otto Preminger and later by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, was auctioned at Christie's, Paris in February 2009 for €14.4M ($18.5M). Its first state was established in 1919. Image from Christie's.

See also B108 and B142.
Mondrian B304 Composition No. 15 1918/1942
B306 (and B257) Composition (No.III) Blanc-Jaune, 1935 / Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1942
Oil on canvas, 101x51 cm
Signed lower left in red on black: PM and lower centre in red on black line 35 | 42
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchased through a gift of Phyllis Wattis
S543, O448, B-, T2
Owners: ? Valentine Gallery, NY; 1945 Emily Hall and Burton G Tremaine, The Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art, Meriden, Conn.; 1987 heirs of Emily Tremaine; 1991 auction, Christie's, NY; ? San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchased through a gift of Phyllis Wattis.

Image from Transatlantic, photograph of Mondrian with B306 and B312 from Blotkamp. The installation shot of the first state of B306 (B257) and B176 from Bois is from the 1936 Cubism and Abstract Art exhibition at MoMA.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B306 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1942 B306 B306
B307 (and B260) Composition A (No.I) with Red, 1935 / Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow, 1942
Oil on canvas, 100x50.5 cm
Signed lower left in red on black: 35 | 42 and lower centre in red on black line: PM
Private collection
S544, O447, B-, T3
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1960 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1963 James H & Lillian Clarke (Dallas); 1980 private collection.

Image from Transatlantic.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B307 Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow, 1942
B308 (and B279) Composition with Red (unfinished ?), 1937
Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red, 1939-1942

Oil on canvas, 72.5x69 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM and lower right in red on black line 39 | 42
Tate Gallery, London
S576, O453, B-, T4
Owners: 1944 Ella Winter (Mrs Donald Ogden Stuart) (London); 1964 Tate Gallery.

Image from Transatlantic.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B308 Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red, 1939-1942
B309 (and B280) Composition with Blue (unfinished), 1937 / Composition No.12 with Blue, 1942
Oil on canvas, 62x60.5 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: P M and lower right in red on black line 36 | 42
National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa
S555, O450, B-, T5
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1957 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1967 MoMA (Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection); 1970 National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa.

Both images from the Ottowa Bulletin. The photograph is Mondrian in his First Avenue Studio, New York, 1941.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B309 Composition No.12 with Blue, 1942 PM with B309
B310 (and B274) Blanc et Rouge, 1937 / Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1942
Oil on canvas, 60.3x55.2 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: P M and lower right in red on black line 37 | 42
MoMA, New York, from the Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
S-, O-, B-, T6
Owners: [first state consigned to Valentine Dudensing (NY) in 1938] ? Lee A Ault (NY), through the Valentine Gallery; 1957 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1967 MoMA.

Image from Transatlantic.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B310 Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1942
B311 (and B276) Rhythme de Lignes Droites (et Coleur?), 1937
Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow, 1937/42

Oil on canvas, 72.2x69.5 cm
Signed lower right in red on the black lines: P | M and 35 | 42
Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf
S545, O449, B-, T7
Owners: [first state consigned to Valentine Dudensing (NY) in 1938] c.1945 Henry Clifford (Radnor); 1965 Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne; 1965 Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf.

Image from Transatlantic.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B311 Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow, 1937/42
B312 (and B281) Composition with Red and Blue (unfinished ?), 1937
Composition No.7 with Red and Blue 1937/1942

Oil on canvas, 80.5x62.2 cm
Signed lower left on left black line: PM, lower right on black line 37 | 42
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, New York
S565, O452, B-, T8
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1953 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1953 Museum of Art, Utica.

Image from Transatlantic. See the photograph with B306.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B312 Composition No.7 with Red and Blue 1937/1942
B313 (and B285) Composition of Red and White: Nom 1, 1938
Composition No.4 with Red and Blue, 1938/1942

Oil on canvas, 100.3x99.1 cm
Signed lower centre in red on black horizontal line: PM and lower right in red on black line 38 - 42
The Saint Louis Art Museum
S-, O-, B-, T9
Owners: ? Sidney Janis Gallery; 1951 William AM Burden (Washington); 1957 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1959 Arnold & Adele Maremont (Winnetka); 1972 The Saint Louis Art Museum.

The installation photograph from Réalités nouvelles, Paris 1939 shows B285, the first state of B313, together with B304 and B284.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B313 Composition No.4 with Red and Blue, 1938/1942 Mondrian B285
B314 (and B286) Composition (unfinished), 1938 / Composition No.5 with Blue, Yellow and Red, 1942
Oil on canvas, 75x65 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: P | M and lower right in red on black line 39 | 42
Galerie Beyeler, Basel
S546, O451, B-, T10
Owners: 1942 James Johnson Sweeney (NY); 1986 private collection; ? Galerie Beyeler, Basel.

It took me several months to find a colour image of this piece. I had one all the time in Transatlantic Paintings, probably the most interesting book published on PM.
The photograph shows Mondrian looking at a work by Theo van Doesburg with B314 in the background: as Transatlantic notes, this is an earlier version with (amongst other things) an extra horizontal line in the centre group.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B314 Composition No.5 with Blue, Yellow and Red, 1942 Mondrian with B314
B315 (and B295) Composition (unfinished), 1939(?)
Composition No.8 with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1939(?)/1942

Oil on canvas, 75.2x68.1 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM and lower right in red on black line 39 | 42
The Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
S-, O-, B-, T11
Owners: 1942 Mr & Mrs H Gates Lloyd Jr (Haverford, PA), through Valentine Dudensing (NY); 1994 auction Sotheby's, NY; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

Image from Transatlantic.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B315 Composition No.8 with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1939(?)/1942
B316 (and B287) Composition (with Yellow?) (unfinished), 1938 / Composition No.9 with Yellow and Red, 1942
Oil on canvas, 79.7x74 cm
Signed lower centre in red on black line: PM and lower right in red on black line 39 | 42
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., bequest of Katherine S. Dreier
S578, O454, B-, T12
Owners: 1942 Katherine S Dreier (NY); 1952 Phillips Collection.

Image from Transatlantic.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B316 Composition No.9 with Yellow and Red, 1942
B317 (and B288) Composition (unfinished), 1938 / Composition No.10 with Blue, Yellow and Red, 1942
Oil on canvas, 79.5x73 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM and lower right in red on black line 39 | 42
Private collection
S577, O455, B-, T13
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1964 Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, NY; 1966 Hunt Food and Industries Museum of Art, Pasedena; 1982 EV Thaw (NY); 1982 private collection.

Image from Transatlantic.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B317 Composition No.10 with Blue, Yellow and Red, 1942
B318 (and B296) Composition, 1940
Composition No.11, 1940-42
London, with Blue, Red and Yellow, 1940/1942

Oil on canvas, 82.5x71.1 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM and lower right in red on black line 40 | 42
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
S-, O456, B-, T14
Owners: c.1942 Mrs Harold Florsheim (Chicago), through Valentine Dudensing (NY); c.1944 Theodore Schempp (NY); 1944 Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Image from Transatlantic. Bois et al state that there is no evidence that Mondrian himself gave the title London, though Cooper and Spronk in Transatlantic Paintings seem to accept that he did.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B318 London, with Blue, Red and Yellow, 1940/1942 B318
B319 (and B299) New York, 1941
Boogie Woogie, 1942

Oil on canvas, 95.2x92 cm
Signed lower left in red on blue line: PM and lower right in red on black line 41-42
Previously owned by Hester Diamond, sold at Sotheby's, New York on 4th November 2004 for $21M.
S584, O457, B-
Owners: 1942 Mary E Johnston (Cincinnati); 1967 John Pattison Williams (Dayton); 1970 Harold Diamond (NY); 1983 Hester Diamond; 2004 auction, Sotheby's, NY.
Mondrian B319 Boogie Woogie, 1942
B320 (and B275) No. III. Opposition de Lignes de Blanc et Jaune, 1937
Picture II, 1936-43. with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1937-43

Oil on canvas, 60x55 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM and lower right in red on black line 36 | 43
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
S556, O461, B-, T15
Owners: [first state consigned to Valentine Dudensing (NY) in 1938] 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1958 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1959 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1967 Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Image from Transatlantic.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B320 with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1937-43
B321 (and B283) Composition, 1938
Place de la Concorde, 1938/1943

Oil on canvas, 94x94.4 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM and lower right in red on black line 38 | 43
Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the James H. and Lillian Clark Foundation
S570, O462, B-, T16
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1950 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1964 James H & Lillian Clarke (Dallas); 1982 Dallas Museum of Art.

Image from Transatlantic.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B321 Place de la Concorde, 1938/1943
B322 (and B294) Compositie, 1939
Trafalgar Square, 1939/1943

Oil on canvas, 145.2x120 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM and lower right in red on black line 39 | 43
MoMA, New York, gift of Mr and Mrs William A.M. Burden
S579, O463, B-, T17
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1951 John L Senior Jr (NY); 1957 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1957 Mr & Mrs William AM Burden (NY) 1964 MoMA.

Image from Transatlantic.

There is a recent MoMA installation photograph by Maarten Schurink from Flickr, shown with B132.

Transatlantic
Mondrian B322 Trafalgar Square, 1939/1943
B323 Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942-1943
Oil on canvas, 127x127 cm
Signed lower left in red on blue: PM and lower right in red on blue 42 | 43
MoMA New York, given anonymously
S590, O464, B-
Owners: 1943 Maria Martins, through Valentine Dudensing (NY); 1943 MoMA.

The detail photograph is from Virginia Pitts-Rembert's excellent Mondrian in the USA.

There's an interesting article by Michael Sciam on B323 here. A more general study of PM's works is also on the site. Sciam has tried to engage with the major Mondrian academics but has been largely ignored.


This entry is getting rather messy and so some of the images have been moved to the next row.

[Feb 2012] Mondrian and B323 on film. I had previously been aware of a film of Mondrian, Calder and a cat shown at the 2010 Paris exhibition, but another film was discovered in 2008.
Mondrian B323 Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942-1943 B323 detail
The first photograph from the 1969 Orangerie exhibition catalogue. Not sure where I found the second, but CR attributes it (presumably both) to Fritz Glarner, taken in early 1943 in Mondrian's 353 East 52nd Street studio.

Oh dear, the last entry is, apparently, from MMe Tussauds in Amsterdam, found in Flickr.

B323 B323 Tussauds
B366 and B367 Studies I and II for Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942
Charcoal on paper, both around 23x23 cm

These two studies are listed in the Drawings section of Catalogue Raisonné.
Owners: 1942 Arnold Newman, gift of the artist; 1977-84 on loan to MoMA; 2006 auction, Christies, NY.

They were both sold from the estate of Arnold Newman (Mondrian had given them to the photographer when he took his portrait) at Christie's, New York on 8th November 2006. Study I sold for $2.1M (est $4-600k), Study II for $3.2M (est. $6-800k).
Mondrian B366 Study I for Broadway Boogie Woogie Mondrian B367 Study II for Broadway Boogie Woogie
B324 Victory Boogie Woogie (unfinished), 1944
Oil and paper on canvas, diagonal, 178.4 cm (sides 126x126cm)
Haags Gemeentemuseum , purchased for 80M guilders (€35M) in 1998 from Samuel Irving Newhouse.
S592, O472, B-
Owners: 1944 Valentine Dudensing (NY); c.1945 Emily Hall and Burton G Tremaine, The Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art, Meriden, Conn.; 1987 heirs of Emily Tremaine; 1988 Samuel Irving Newhouse; 1988 Haags Gemeentemuseum.

The purchase was both controversial and inspirational.

The details are by Gaelle Kermen and found on Flickr. They are shown with the permission of the photographer.

B97
Mondrian B324 Victory Boogie Woogie (unfinished), 1944 B324 B324
Items B325 through B411 are studies and sketches. I might document some of these in due course. Those on cigarette packets are mentioned elsewhere.

Items B412 through B415 are items of furniture which Mondrian made for his own use.

Items U1 through U27 are Unidentifiable References - I'll list the interesting ones

Items C1 through C155 are the Late Naturalistic Works, including C34 - C153, flowers.
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LateNats flowers sketches other  

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