Oil on paper, laid on a board painted in black ...
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Meditation. 1935. Oil on paper, laid on a board painted in black by the artist. Jawlensky/Pieroni-Jawlensky 1653. Lower left monogrammed and lower right dated. Verso signed, dated and inscribed "N. 82 J". There also inscribed "death - life" by a hand other than that of the artist. 17.8 x 14 cm (7 x 5.5 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Notable provenances: Collections Galka Scheyer and Lette Valeska. • From the touching work group "Meditations" (1933-1937) • Interesting provencance: Collection Galka Scheyer and collection Lette Valeska.
PROVENANCE: Galka Scheyer (1889-1945), Los Angeles. Collection Lette Valeska (1885-1985), New York/Los Angeles. Private collection Los Angeles. Private collection USA. Private collection Rhineland.
"My last period of creation bore very small formats, but the pictures are deeper and more spiritual, they speak only through the color. And now I will leave these small but important works to future generations of art lovers." Alexej von Jawlensky, quote from: Exhibition cat. Alexej von Jawlensky. Reisen. Freunde. Wandlungen, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund 1998, p. 119.