Wassily Kandinsky, ‘Etching for Stephen Spender "Fraternity"’, 1939, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Kandinsky, also signed in the plate wit the artist’s monogram lower left.

A superb impression of the definitive state of this rare drypoint, from the edition of 113. Published by the collaborators in the project; printed at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17, Paris.

Catalog: Roethel 202.

Sheet Size: 8 ¾ x 6 ½ inches

In excellent condition, printed on a full sheet.

About Wassily Kandinsky

An early champion of abstract painting, Wassily Kandinsky is known for his lyrical style and innovative theories on nonfigurative art. In his 1910 treatise Concerning the Spiritual In Art, Kandinsky made famous his belief that abstract colors and forms can be used to express the “inner life” of the artist. Kandinsky taught this and other lessons at the Bauhaus, the historic Weimar institution that brought together artists including Joseph Albers, Lazlo Maholy-Nagy, and Piet Mondrian, amongst others. Kandinsky had a strong interest in the relationship between art and classical music, this theme apparent in his orchestral Composition VI (1913), where colliding forms and colors move across the canvas. In 1911 Kandinsky played a central role in organizing Der Blaue Reiter, a group of artists named in part after Kandinsky’s favorite color, blue.

Russian, 1866-1944, Moscow, Russia