Phillips Collection Features Works by Pioneering Abstract Artist Wassily Kandinsky


WASHINGTON, DC.- After a visit to his native Moscow in 1912, Wassily Kandinsky (1866−1944) sought to record the “extremely powerful impressions” that lingered in his memory. Working tirelessly through numerous drawings, watercolors, and oil studies over a five-month period, Kandinsky eventually arrived at his 1913 masterpiece, Painting with White Border. This exhibition, co-organized with The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, reunites Painting with White Border with 11 preparatory studies in oil, watercolor, ink, and pencil from international collections. By examining this singular masterpiece within the context of Kandinsky’s artistic production, the