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This artwork, Etching for Stephen Spender "Fraternity" by Wassily Kandinsky, is currently for sale at Harris Schrank Fine Prints.
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Wassily Kandinsky, Etching for Stephen Spender "Fraternity"
 
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TITLE:  Etching for Stephen Spender "Fraternity"
ARTIST:  Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944)
WORK DATE:  1939
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Etching and drypoint
EDITION/SET OF:  From the edition of 113 (of which not all were signed)
MARKINGS:  Signed in pencil lower right
SIZE:  the full sheet, 5 1/16 x 3 1/4, the sheet 9 x 6 3/8 inches
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Harris Schrank Fine Prints  +1-212-662-1234  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Reference: Roethel 202, only state. In very good condition, on Montvale ivory laid paper, with a partial "woman bathing" watermark. Published by Atelier 17, Paris.

A fine impression of this rarely encountered print.

After the Bauhaus closed, in 1933, Kandinsky moved to Paris where he made only a small number (6) of prints. Etching for Stephen Spender is from this period, made at the famed Atelier 17. It recalls his earlier tiny drypoints in its small scale and its extraordinarily exquisite detailing of lines and patterns.

Stephen Spender (1909-1995) was the famed writer and poet; this etching was published by Atelier 17 in a portfolio which included engravings by eight artists including Joan Miro, John Buckland-Wright, Joseph Hecht, and others.

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