Catalogue entry

Serge Poliakoff 1906-1969

T00404 Composition abstraite (Abstract Composition) 1954

Inscribed 'SERGE POLIAKOFF' b.l. and 'SERGE POLIAKOFF | 1954' on back of canvas
Oil on canvas, 45 5/8 x 35 (116 x 89)
Purchased from the artist through M. Knoedler & Co., Paris (Grant-in-Aid) 1961
Exh: Art from France, San Francisco Museum of Art, October-December 1956 (works not numbered, repr.) as 'Abstract Composition'; Art Center, La Jolla, December 1956-February 1957 (works not numbered, repr.); Los Angeles County Museum, February-March 1957 (works not numbered, repr.); The 5th International Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Art Gallery, Tokyo, May-June 1959, and tour to Osaka, Takamatsu, Yawata, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Ube, Saseho and Nakamura until November 1959 (59, repr. in illustrated souvenir, French section n.p.); Serge Poliakoff, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, September-November 1970 (40); R?trospective Poliakoff, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, September-November 1975 (17)
Repr: Cahiers d'Art, 1956-7, p.350, wrongly dated 1953; Dora Vallier, Serge Poliakoff (Paris 1959), pl.27, wrongly dated 1953

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.616, reproduced p.616