Melanie Gerlis has the announcement of a second Malevich painting coming to market this Spring at Christie’s. Both works have gone through the restitution process before being purchased by their current owners:
“You wait years for a good Malevich then two come along at once,” says Jay Vincze, Christie’s senior international director of Impressionist and Modern art. He is preparing to sell the Russian artist’s “Landscape” (1911) in London on June 20 (est £7m-£10m)[….]
“Landscape”, a large square gouache, resurfaced at auction in 1963 when it was sold to Marlborough Gallery, who in turn sold it to the Kunstmuseum Basel, where it remained for 50 years. In 2012, a settlement was agreed by the Kunstmuseum and the Canton of Basel-Stadt and the work, then called “Landscape with Red Houses”, was restituted to Malevich’s heirs, who sold the work privately that year.