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Marlow Moss: Auctions

The intention on this page is capture details of as many auctions of Moss's work as possible. Here are a few easily found examples to start with. The price is rarely available from the information sites without paying for premium membership: it is often shown on the auctioneers' sites. It would seem that the more recent the auction, the greater the level of detail available.

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Date Dec 2017
Auctioneer Sotheby's New York Lot 35 ICONOPLASTIC: 100 YEARS OF DE STIJL
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Work S45 COMPOSITION IN WHITE, BLACK AND YELLOW
Details Marlow Moss 1890 - 1958 COMPOSITION IN WHITE, BLACK AND YELLOW Signed Marlow Moss and dated 1953. (lower right) Oil on canvas in the artist's painted frame 17 3/4 by 12 in. 45 by 30 cm Painted in 1953.
References Florette Dijkstra, Marlow Moss: Constructivist + the Reconstruction Project, Penzance, 1995, no. S45, illustrated in color n.p.
Provenance Private Collection Annely Juda Fine Art, London Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London The Mayor Gallery, London Private Collection, Netherlands (acquired from the above and sold: Sotheby's, London, November 18, 2014, lot 17) Acquired at the above sale
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Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Marlow Moss, 1962, no. 32 Zeeland, Middelburg Town Hall, Marlow Moss, 1972 Zurich, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Marlow Moss, Bilder, Konstrucktionen, Zeichnungen, 1973-74, no. 27, illustrated in the catalogue London, Austin-Desmond Fine Art, Summer Exhibition of Modern British, International and Contemporary Art, 2008, no. 29
Source Sotheby's
S45 S45 sig
Date Dec 2017
Auctioneer Sotheby's New York Lot 38 ICONOPLASTIC: 100 YEARS OF DE STIJL
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Work S55 COMPOSITION YELLOW, BLUE, BLACK, RED AND WHITE
Details Signed Marlow Moss and dated 1956-57. (lower left) Oil on canvas in painted artist's frame 39 by 20 3/4 in. 99 by 52.5 cm Painted in 1956-57.
References Florette Dijkstra, Marlow Moss: Constructivist + the Reconstruction Project, Penzance, 1995, no. S55, illustrated in color n.p. (titled White, Yellow, Blue, Red and Black)
Provenance W.F. Nijhoff, Lausanne Private Collection, Germany Sale: Christie's, Amsterdam, June 5, 1996, lot 366 Private Collection, Zurich (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby's, London, November 22, 2016, lot 14) Acquired at the above sale
Exhibited
London, Hanover Gallery, Marlow Moss: Sculptures, Paintings, 1958, no. 7 Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Marlow Moss, 1962, no. 40 (titled wit, geel, blauw, rood en zwart) Arnhem, Gemeentemuseum, Marlow Moss: Space, Movement, Light, 1995
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S55 S55 sig
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Date 9 June 2015 
Auctioneer Amsterdam
Price Price realisedEUR 223,500, Estimate EUR 80,000 - EUR 120,000
Work White, yellow and black
Details Marlow Moss (1890-1958) White, yellow and black oil and pencil on canvas 54.5 x 55 cm. Painted in 1947
References First: single lines split up the canvas so that the composition falls apart into separate planes and the painting becomes a self-contained unit. Second: single lines make the composition static. Third: the double-line or a multiplicity of lines renders 'a continuity of related and inter-related rhythm in space' possible, which makes the composition dynamic instead of static. (Marlow Moss quoted in L. Howarth, Marlow Moss (1889-1958), Plymouth 2008, p. 180)
Literature F. Dijkstra, Marlow Moss: constructiviste + het reconstructieproject, 's-Hertogenbosch 1994, no. S29 (illustrated p. 31). L. Howarth, Marlow Moss (1889-1958), Plymouth 2008, no. 39 (illustrated). Exhibited Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Marlow Moss, 30 March - 30 April 1962, no. 17. Middelburg, Vleeshal, Marlow Moss, April 1972. Zurich, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie/ London, Gimpel Fils, Marlow Moss (1890-1958), Bilder, Konstruktionen, Zeichnungen, 1 December 1973 - 17 May 1975, no. 13 (illustrated).
Provenance Netty Nijhoff, Biggekerke.
Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zürich. 
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1973. 
Source Christie's
 
Date 1st July 2009
Auctioneer Sotheby's, Amsterdam
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Work Wit, Zwart, Blauw en Rood - White, Black, Blue and Red
Details 81 by 64 cm. Signed and dated 1944 oil on canvas and wood
References F. Dijkstra, Marlow Moss: constructiviste + het reconstructieproject, 's-Hertogenbosch 1994, pp. 31, 37, no. S28, illustrated in colour
Provenance Collection of the writer A.H. Nijhoff (Antoinette Hendrika Nijhoff-Wind, wife of the poet Martinus Nijhoff), Biggekerke, acquired directly from the artist
Galleri Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm 
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1983
Source Invaluable
Marlow Moss
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Date 28 November 2007
Auctioneer Lempertz, Cologne
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Marlow Moss
Date 30 November 2000
Auctioneer Christie's, Amsterdam
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Work Composition in white, red and grey
Details Signed and dated lower centre (on the original frame) MMoss 1935, and signed again, numbered and indistinctly inscribed with title on the stretcher No. 41 oil on canvas 56 x 56 cm (diamond shape)
References Reproduced on the invitation and the poster for the 1995 Arnhem exhibition EXHIBITION Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Marlow Moss, 30 March - 30 April 1962, cat.no. 6 Arnhem, Gemeentemuseum, Marlow Moss - Ruimte, beweging, licht, 11 December 1994 - 12 March 1995.
Provenance Mrs Nijhoff, Biggekerke W.S. Nijhoff, The Hague, from whom acquired by the father of the present owners 
Source Invaluable
Marlow Moss
Date 30 November 2000
Auctioneer Christie's, Amsterdam
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Work PR60 Composition blue, red, black and white
Details Signed and dated twice lower right (once on the original frame) Marlow Moss 1953, and inscribed with title and numbered on a label on the reverse no. 3 oil on canvas 92 x 69 cm
References Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Marlow Moss, 30 March - 30 April 1962, cat.no. 29.
Provenance Mrs Nijhoff, Biggekerke W.S. Nijhoff, The Hague, from whom acquired by the father of the present owners 
Source Invaluable
Marlow Moss
Date 8th June 1999
Auctioneer Modern and Contemporary Art sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, Lot 420
Price 38,400 GLDR (far exceeding the estimate of 18,000 - 25,000 GLDR).
Work PR52
Details 'Wit zwart en blauw', on
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Date 26th May 1993,
Auctioneer Corvette de Saint-Cyr,
Price 3,500 FF
Work PR21 Composition, 1935
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Date 10th April 1989
Auctioneer Sotheby's, Amsterdam (Lot 459)
Price 41,400 GLDR (estimate of 25,000 - 35,000 GLDR)
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