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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Kazimir Malevich, Russian (Kiev, Russia 1878 - 1935 Leningrad, Russia)
Construction: Two Views
Work Type
c. 1925
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite on off-white wove paper
48 x 31.8 cm (18 7/8 x 12 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, graphite: This drawing by Malewitch was taken by me from the Box of Malewitch Paintings and Drawigs when I resigned from the Hanover Museum and the box was in danger to be lost. The drawing should go to an appropriate Institute -- in case I die before I have taken care of this Trust." [signed] Alexander Dorner
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the heirs of the artist in honor of Dr. Alexander Dorner
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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on verso: inscription by Alexander Dorner; lithograph of landscape drawing by O. A. Lagoda-Stichistikina
Publication History

Nina Jager, ed., Russian Art of the Revolution, Cornell University, Office of University Publications (Ithaca, NY, 1970), cat. no. 23

Matthew Drutt, ed., Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism, exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY, 2003), p. 215, ill.

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 124

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1980 - 04/26/1980

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

Art of the Weimar Era, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 04/05/1982 - 05/22/1982

Kazimir Malevich: Supermatism, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 01/17/2003 - 04/27/2003; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 05/12/2003 - 09/14/2003; Menil Collection, Houston, 10/03/2003 - 01/11/2004

HAA 1 Survey Course: Survey of World Art: Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/23/2005 - 07/31/2005

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/27/2016 - 11/01/2016

What about Revolution? Aesthetic Practices after 1917, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/26/2017 - 01/07/2018

Zarina: Atlas of Her World , Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, 09/06/2019 - 02/02/2020

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