Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925

Murnau: Street with Horse-Drawn Carriage

Oil on cardboard
Neue Galerie New York. This work is part of the collection of Estée Lauder and was made available through the generosity of Estée Lauder
© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
 

b. 1866
d. 1944

Murnau: Street with Horse-Drawn Carriage
Vasily Kandinsky
Murnau: Street with Horse-Drawn Carriage
Composition V

oil on canvas
Private Collection
©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Photo: Hulya Kolabas

b. 1866
d. 1944

Composition V
Vasily Kandinsky
1911
Composition V
Small Pleasures

oil on canvas
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Founding Collection
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

b. 1866
d. 1944

Small Pleasures
Vasily Kandinsky
1913
Small Pleasures
Fugue

oil on canvas
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

b. 1866
d. 1944

Fugue
Vasily Kandinsky
1914
Fugue
Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 1

oil on canvas
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, 1954
Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY
© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

b. 1866
d. 1944

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 1
Vasily Kandinsky
1914
Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 1
Circles within a Circle

oil on canvas
Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950
Photo Credit: The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY
© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

b. 1866
d. 1944

Circles within a Circle
Vasily Kandinsky
1923
Circles within a Circle
Design for wall painting B for the Juryfreie Kunstschau (Jury-Free Art Exhibitio

gouache and white chalk on black paper
Musée national d'art moderne. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

b. 1866
d. 1944

Design for wall painting B for the Juryfreie Kunstschau (Jury-Free Art Exhibition)
Vasily Kandinsky
1922
Design for wall painting B for the Juryfreie Kunstschau (Jury-Free Art Exhibitio
Portrait of Vasily Kandinsky

gelatin silver print
Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Digital image © CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jacques Faujour/ Art Resource, NY
© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

 

b. 1874
d. 1938

Portrait of Vasily Kandinsky
Hugo Erfurth
1933
Portrait of Vasily Kandinsky

Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925

October 3, 2013-February 10, 2014

Neue Galerie New York will present Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925, an exhibition of masterworks that explores the development of Kandinsky’s art over a crucial period of time: from the Blaue Reiter period into the pure abstraction and total environments of his Bauhaus years. Connecting art, music, and theater, this gathering of loans from private and public collections traces the evolution of Kandinsky’s concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. Key works by Kandinsky’s artistic peers, including Albert Bloch, Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, László Moholy-Nagy, Gabriele Münter, and Marianne von Werefkin will also be on display.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925 is supported by a generous grant from A. Lange & Söhne.

The exhibition is curated by the art historian Dr. Jill Lloyd, who is also responsible for important earlier Neue Galerie exhibitions such as Christian Schad and the Neue Sachlichkeit, Van Gogh and Expressionism, and Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity.

Over 80 works comprise this exhibition, including large-scale paintings, rare drawings, and decorative objects. These are drawn from the permanent collection of the Neue Galerie, and augmented by major loans from The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fondation Beyeler, Walker Art Center, and Centre Georges Pompidou. Central to this exhibition is a gallery devoted to a reconstruction of Kandinsky’s murals for the Juryfreie Kunstschau (Jury-Free Art Show) held in Berlin in 1922, a utopian project designed by Kandinsky and executed by his Bauhaus students. Other notable works in the exhibition include the large-scale paintings Composition V (1911), Fugue (1914), and the four wall paintings for Edwin Campbell’s New York apartment (1914).

A fully illustrated catalogue, published by Hatje Cantz, will accompany the exhibition.