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Lajos Kassák: Konstrukció (M)

Lajos Kassák (Érsekújvár 1887 - Budapest 1967)

Konstrukció (M)

Lot-No. 95 | Proceeds: 8.800,00 €

Oil/canvas, 50 x 40 cm, lo. ri. sign. Kassák, on the stretcher fragment of a label, possibly of the Magyar Nemzeti Galéria at the former location at Kossuth Lajos tér. - Since the early 50s the artist repeated subjects from the 20s. The painting at hand is one of them. - Provenance: Auction house Ketterer Munich, auction 220, 25. May 1998, lot no. 319; collection the artist Walter Dexel; now from his estate. - Hungarian painter and writer. After apprenticeship as locksmith K. lived in Paris 1907-10 where he met among others Picasso, Delaunay and Apollinaire. He edited avantgardist magazines in Budapest since 1912 where artists like Archipenko, Schwitters, Schlemmer and Moholy-Nagy published. In 1921 he began constructivist painting. A museum in Budapest is dedicated to his work. Mus.: Budapest a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Die Moderne in derr ungarischen Malerei, 2 Bde., Berlin 2008

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