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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.

ID Date Auctioneer Estimate Sale price $ equivalent Notes
PR51 10 Apr 1989 Sotheby's, Amsterdam 25-25,000 Guilder 41,400 Guilder   Lot 459, Modern and Contemporary Art
SC21 10 Apr 1989 Sotheby's, Amsterdam 8-10,000 Guilder unsold   Lot 424, Modern and Contemporary Art
PR61 12 Oct 1989 Sotheby's Amsterdam 20-30,000 Guilder 48,300 Guilder   Lot 318, Modern and Contemporary Art
PR01 5 Dec 1990 Millon & Robert, Paris n/k €2,287   Lot 103, Tableaux Modernes et Contemporains Sculptures
PR68 19 May 1992 Christie's Amsterdam 30-50,00 Guilder unsold - Lot 219
WP09 19 May 1992 Christie's Amsterdam 3-5,00 Guilder unsold - Lot 224
WP22 19 May 1992 Christie's Amsterdam 2-3,00 Guilder unsold - Lot 232
PR21 26 May 1993 Corvette de Saint-Cyr   3,500 FFr    
PR02 5 Mar 1994 Ketterer Kunst München 1,200 DM 1,235 DM   Lot 435, Modern Kunst 
PR68 31 May 1994 Christie's Amsterdam 20-30,00 Guilder unsold   Lot 417
PR68 5 Jun 1996 Christie's Amsterdam 15-20,00 Guilder 23,00 Guilder   Lot 366
PR04 9 Dec 1996 Claude Aguttes & Bernard Vassy 3-4,000 Fr 9,000 Fr   Lot 156, Tableux Modernes
PR52 8 Jun 1999 Sotheby's, Amsterdam 18-25,000 Guilder 38,400 Guilder   Lot 420
PR18 30 Nov 2000 Christie's, Amsterdam   93,616 Guilder   Lot 255, Invaluable
PR60 30 Nov 2000 Christie's, Amsterdam 20-30,000 Guilder 72,552 Guilder   Lot 256, Invaluable
PR03 8 Dec 2001 De Vuyst, Lokeren, Belgium 24-30,000 BFr 36,000 BFr   Lot 268, Oude en Moderne Kunst
PR24 28 Nov 2007 Lempertz, Cologne €10-12,000 unsold - Lot 263, not sold, Invaluable
PR38 1 Jul 2009 Sotheby's, Amsterdam €30-50,000 €96,750   Lot 37, Modern and Contemporary Art
PR44 11-12 Jul 2013 Sotheby's, London £30-50,000 £56,250   Lot 8, Modern & Post-War British Art
WP? 1 Apr 2014 Sotheby's, London £1-1,500 £4,000   Made in Britain
WP? 1 Apr 2014 Sotheby's, London £1-1,500 £3,750   Made in Britain
PR58 18-19 Nov 2014 Sotheby's, London £40-60,000 £104,500   Lot 17, Modern & Post-War British Art
PR39 9 Jun 2015 Christie's, Amsterdam €80-120,000 €223,500   Lot 3, Modern Art
PR68 22-23 Nov 2016 Sotheby's, London £60-80,000 £150,000   Lot 14, Modern & Post-War British Art
PR58 Dec 2017 Sotheby's, New York - - - Lot 35, ICONOPLASTIC: 100 YEARS OF DE STIJL.
Not on sale.
PR68 Dec 2017 Sotheby's, New York - - - Lot 38, ICONOPLASTIC: 100 YEARS OF DE STIJL.
Not on sale.
             
             
             
             
             

As a temporary exercise during data gathering auctions are also used for details and images.

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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
Exhibited
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
Source Sotheby's
S55 S55 sig
Date 1st April 2014
Auctioneer Sotherby's, London (Made in Britain)
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Details Description: signed and dated 1945.,pen and ink, pencil and gouache, 34 by 47.5cm.; 13¼ by 18½in.
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Source Invaluable
Notes Two MM works were sold at this auction:
Untitled est. £1-1,500 sold for £4k
Untitled est £1-1,500 sold for £3,750
WP43
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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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Work Weiss und Blau, 1936
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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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Sources
Auction Houses - Christie's, Sotheby's
Auction web sites - Artprice, Artsy, Invaluable, MutualArt

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