Lot 15. Abstract composition (Trégastel)

Frantisek Kupka
(1871 – 1957)

gouache and watercolour on paper
signed lower right: Kupka
inscribed lower left by hand of the author: Trégastel

– Sotheby ́s London, June 22, 2004, lot 473
– Galerie Hopkins-Custot, Paris
– private collection

Confirmation of the authenticity by Vladimir Lekes, main author of the Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings by Frantisek Kupka (published in collaboration with Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery, National Gallery in Prague, Austrian National Gallery Belvedere and the copyright holder of the painter by the French state company by Adagp Paris), registered in the Guide International des experts et spécialistes, published in France, enclosed.
V. Lekes dates work the back to 1911–1920 and gives it to a direct context with Kupka ́s oils Irregular Forms: Creation (1911, collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Creation (1911–1920, collection of the National Gallery Prague).

According to the inscription on the painting (lower left), this charming work was painted in the French town of Trégastel (Bretagne), where Frantisek Kupka had been going continuously since 1902.

Confirmation of the authenticity by Pierre Brullé dated June 22, 1998 enclosed. Further consulted with Dr Irena Zantovska Murray HonFRIBA, Professor Jaromir Zemina and Dr Jiri Machalicky.

Starting/Selling price
1.350.000 Kč
EUR 54 000
2.000.000–3.000.000 Kč
EUR 80 000–120 000
Price realized
5.200.000 Kč