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China (Kakemono)

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

China (Kakemono)


Mark Tobey

born Centerville, Wisconsin, 1890; died Basel, Switzerland, 1976

Ink on paper, mounted on silk on paper as kakemono hanging scroll
Image: 9 1/2 × 7 1/8 in. (24.1 × 18.1 cm)
Overall: 31 1/2 × 12 1/2 in. (80 × 31.8 cm)
Gift of David M. and Roberta R. Weinstein in memory of Max and Florence Weinstein
Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Max Weinstein, Seattle, Washington, by the late 1940s; to their son, David Weinstein; to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 2017
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Otto Seligman Gallery, 1956. [No catalogue?]

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Mark Tobey: A Retrospective Exhibition from Northwest Collections, Sept. 11 - Nov. 1, 1959 (Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Dec. 1959 - Jan. 1960; Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Jan.- Feb. 1960; Pasadena, California, Pasadena Art Center, Feb. - Mar. 1960; San Francisco, California, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Mar. - Apr., 1960). Cat. no. 33, reproduced. [Traveled in reduced exhibition, Mark Tobey’s European Tour 1961-1962, as cat. no. 19].

Paris, France, Musée des arts décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Retrospective Mark Tobey, Oct. 18 - Dec. 1, 1961. Cat. no. 10, reproduced pl. 1.

London, England, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Mark Tobey: Retrospective Exhibition, Paintings and Drawings, 1925-1961, Jan. 1 - Mar. 4, 1962. Cat. no. 8, p. 20, reproduced n.p.

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Mark Tobey: City Paintings, Mar. 18 - July 6, 1984. Text by Eliza Rathbone. Cat. no. 3, pp. 23-24, 75, reproduced p. 24.
Published ReferencesLegrand, F.C. “Peinture et Ecriture,” Quadrum (Revue international d’art moderne) 13 (1962): p. 30, reproduced p. 29.

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