EXPRESSIONISM

Autograph Letter Signed ('Nina Kandinsky') in French from the widow of the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky to the collector and publisher Hans Juda, praising an exhibition catalogue and giving details of how to meet in Paris.

Author: 
Nina Kandinsky [née Nina Nikolayevna Andreevskaya] (d.1980), wife of Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) [Hans Peter Juda (1904-1975), art collector and publisher]
Publication details: 
In envelope addressed from 135 Boulevard du Général Koenig, Neuilly-sur-Seine. 20 October 1968.
£90.00

1p., 8vo. In fair condition: lightly-aged and creased with light wear at head. Stapled to air mail envelope (lacking stamp), addressed to Juda at The Penthouse, 10 Palace Gate, London. She thanks him for the catalogue, which is 'très bien fait'. She thinks back 'avec plaisir' to her stay in London, and will be very happy to receive him at her Paris address, whose telephone number she gives. Postscript reads: 'J'èspere [sic] que l'exposition a une bonne presse? [signed] N. K.'

First printing of his essay '[Ur-Gerausch]' ['Primal Noise'].

Author: 
Rainer Maria Rilke
Publication details: 
In 'Das Inselschiff' (Leipzig: Im Insel-Verlag, October 1919).
£35.00

The magazine consists of 48 pages, octavo, in original yellow printed wraps. Dogeared, and on aged paper, and with the grubby wraps quite heavily worn. 12mo publicity handbill loosely inserted. Rilke's contribution, dated 'Soglio, am Tage Mariae Himmelfahrt 1919', is on pp 14-20.

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