Monday, 12 December 2016


Described by Mutual Art as FEMALE PORTRAIT BUST IN EXOTIC COSTUME, 1899.

Charcoal, conté crayon, and pastel on shaped paper

25 1/8 by 21 3/4 in. 63.8 by 55.5 cm

 Jay Eldridge (by 1989) Sale: Christie's, New York, October 2, 1990, lot 38 (titled Meisjesportrait) Jeanne Frank Fine Arts, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1993

Not a work I recall seeing before.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Missing Mondrians

3 copies of 1.3 to my erstwhile colleagues at Dartford CAB, Sally, Sally and Jo.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Missing Mondrians

It has all gone rather quiet on my little book.
The other British libraries did not request a copy and I have done nothing about the Library of Congress.

I have been occupied with other non-Mondrian projects, but I am inclined in the near future to send copies to the British libraries, stylishly-redacted copies to the LoC and then call it a day.

I did call into the V&A library recently to check that they still had it while researching Hepworth Square Forms.

Katy Perry

I have no idea who Katy Perry is, but she intersected with PM in 2014.

Here's a link.

It might be possible to identify the background using the Blackburn-Mondrian Index.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Mondrian Elephant

On sale on ebay, ending today.
Priced at £34.50, I thought that a little greedy: I would have bought it at £20.

Described in the sale as,

Elephant Parade 10cm Hommage to Mondriaan collectable Elephant

All the elephants are hand painted in Thailand so may not be identical to the image
Each replica elephant sold goes towards supporting the work of the Asian elephant Foundation and is part of an exclusive limited edition only available for a limited time.
Each Elephant comes boxed with a certificate listing its name, artist, year, parade and unique serial number