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Newly-Restituted Kandinsky Masterpiece – Unlocking Remarkable Wartime Story – Comes to Auction with $45m Estimate

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KANDINSKY’S 1910 MURNAU MIT KIRCHE II

Newly-Restituted Kandinsky Masterpiece – Unlocking Remarkable Wartime Story – Comes to Auction with $45m Estimate

– One of the Most Important Works by the Artist Ever to Appear at Auction – To Star at Sotheby’s London this March

-A Jewel of the Celebrated Stern Collection in 1920s Berlin, The Recently Restituted Painting will be Offered with an Estimate in the Region of $45 million

This March in London, Sotheby’s will offer for sale one of the greatest paintings by Kandinsky ever to come to market. Dating from a transformative moment in Kandinsky’s career, Murnau mit Kirche II (1910) encapsulates the very beginnings of the revolutionary abstract language that would underpin the rest of Kandinsky’s career – and set the next generation of artists on a new path. Executed on an impressive scale, in the near-square format favoured by avant-garde contemporaries from Monet to Klimt, and with a rich palette of contrasting hues, the newly-restituted painting has a remarkable history.

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