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Constant Nieuwenhuys-Kat, 1949

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

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Kat

1949
Cobra
99,7cm
x 60,5cm
linen
oil paint
Private collection, NL

CID

550

Constant exchanged the painting, Kat, 1949, with Tajiri's sculpture, Circus. Following documentation of the works in catalogs the exchange took place before 1962. Circus is documented in Cobra, Journaal van de Nederlandse musea voor moderne kunst in 1962 as belonging to the collection of Constant.*

In the 1980 exhibition catalog nr. 39 of Constant. Schilderijen 1940-1980 the date on the painting Kat is "1950" not "1949". The photo in the catalog was taken by Victor Nieuwenhuys, Constant's son. In the 1965 catalog nr. 30 of Constant the painting Kat is dated "1950", coll. S. Tajiri, Baarlo, L. Restorer Marjan de Visser recognised Constant's hand in the date change when she restored the painting in 2015. We have no documentation on why the date was changed and when.

*Source: Troels Andersen, Christian Dotremont, Gerrit Kouwenaar, J. Martinet, J. Eijkelboom en Wim Beeren, Cobra, Journaal van de Nederlandse musea voor moderne kunst, januari/februari 1962 – serie 7 no 7/8, afb. p. 188 [Tajiri, Circus 1952, Coll. C. Nieuwenhuys, Amsterdam].

    English title

    Cat

    Alternate titles

    Kat
    1950 Archive entry

    Signed/dated

    Signed and dated Constant '49, top left in brown paint on black fond

    Provenance

    1949 Constant
    Collection Shinkichi Tajiri, NL
    2009 Private collection, NL
    Tags
    Animal
    Black
    Brown
    Cat
    Green
    White

    Frame dimensions

    102,1 x 62,7 x 3,8 cm

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