The original painting, a work by the Russian artist Kazimir Severinovic Malevich created in 1916, is auctioned by Sotheby's to an anonymous buyer...
Russian painter of Polish origin born in Kiev in 1879. Avant-garde and precursor of what is defined as geometric abstractionism.
He was the founder of the Suprematist movement and the first painter to create a totally abstract work: "Black square on a white background" in 1913.
His path towards absolute abstraction had its maximum expression with works that reached the limits of painting. One example above all is "White square on white background" made in 1918.
In the last years of his life, his arrest in 1930 and his brief detention heavily conditioned him and he resumed painting figuratively of his artistic debut.