Art Institute of Chicago Announces Significant Acquisition of Seminal Kazimir Malevich Painting


CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago announces one of the most significant acquisitions in its history: Kazimir Malevich’s Painterly Realism of a Football Player–Color Masses in the 4th Dimension (1915). Joining such works as Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte–1884, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin, Gustave Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy Day, and Henri Matisse’s Bathers by a River , Malevich’s masterpiece is the first work of Russian Suprematism to enter the museum’s collection and bridges one of the few gaps in the museum’s extremely strong holdings of European modern art. With this acquisition, the Art Institute becomes only the second public