Z Vi
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1987.78
People
László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian (Bacsborsod, Hungary 1895 - 1946 Chicago, Ill., USA)
Title
Z vi
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1925
Culture
Hungarian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
95.2 x 75.6 cm (37 1/2 x 29 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, u.l., black, in artist's hand: L MOHOLY-NAGY
  • inscription: verso, c., black, in artist's hand
  • inscription: verso, l.r., black, in artist's hand: Zvi
Provenance
[Valentine Gallery, New York]. Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., New York, sold, 1945. Frederic Wertham, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1987.

Footnotes: The work was included in an auction of the Chrysler collection (Parke-Bernet, New York, 22 March 1945, cat. no. 102). It is not known whether the work passed directly to the Wertham collection from this auction.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Fredric Wertham Collection, Gift of his wife Hesketh
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1987
Object Number
1987.78
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Exhibition History

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted