Mondrian Miscellaneous

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Text in italics is from the artist or seller, the rest is probably mine.
A red circle o means the item is in my collection, a blue circle o denotes an image from the collection of a contact in Holland: contributions of images from other Mondriaphiles are always welcome.

[Dec 2011] With two coins in the bag, they might have to move out of Miscellaneous. But, as it turned out, food moved first.

[Dec 2011] I knew about the 1994 gold coin (below) but not the 1993 silver one, which I will now have to obtain. This is another contibution from our Dutch branch.

The rather ordinary photographs of mine (see below) are just taken from the eBay sale: I spent hours some years ago photographing the coin with appropriate primary colour reflections - the images will be on an old hard disk backup somewhere and may turn up in time.
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(18th October 2001)

A coin at last - I'm not sure whether it is "legal tender" or just a commemorative medal, but it's a nice start.

eBay description: golden coin of the netherlands of the painter Mondriaan
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(14th Sep 2002)

Probably the most desirable piece of Mondriana this year. I would love this, but a starting price of $100 on eBay is too much for me.

This lot consists of three 1940s invitations mailed to MOMA members for major openings at MOMA. Each invitation would admit two for a private preview showing for members only. Each has a nice small print on high quality paper. (1) Georgia O'Keeffe Retrospective, May 14, 1946; (2) Stuart Davis, Oct 16, 1946 (print is of Composition with red Polygon, 1932; (3)Piet Mondrian, March 20, 1945. Invitations are 4 1/4" X 6" folded. They have some small crease, but overll VG+ condition. The Mondrian does have what appear to be small marks for a paper clip bottom center.
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(15th Oct 2011)

One of the strangest finds yet, starting at £17.50 on eBay. The multilingual supporting text has been snipped, but not the puctuation.

DENTAL Orthodontic technique RETENTION PLATE - Hand-made
TO SELL:
Hand-made !!! ​​
Model of orthodontic techniques.
RETENTION UPPER JAW PLATE - MOTIV IS MY INSPIRATION OF FAMOUS ARTIST PIET MONDRIAN
· Plastic - Orthocryl Dentaurum (Germany) BLACK&WHITE PLUS MULTICOLOUR Acrylic Resin
· Wire elements – Remanium Dentaurum (Germany) - Spring-hard and hard wire
Anatomical school Work on the phantom anatomic Model –
(not for individual use !!! ) with plaster model.
I invite You to my other auctions!
Payment up to 5 days after auction.
I Prefer - payment by bank transfer upon request by e-mail.
Ships only after payment of money to my bank account.
This is a private sale! Therefore I give no guarantees, redemption or other undertaking!
No returns accepted !!!
Please only bid if You are so satisfied with the description!
HAVE FUN!
INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS WELCOME !!!
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"On banknotes I have drawn a blank so far", I wrote,

but then,

(26th August 2002)
Well, this isn't really a Mondrian banknote, but it is close as I have come, on eBay,

5 Pesos Uruguayos currency note issued by the Central Bank of Uruguay in 1998.

This note features the portrait of Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres-García. He lived from 1874 until 1949, Uruguayan artist, and leader of the Montevideo School of painting. Torres-García moved to Paris, France, in 1926. While in Europe, his work was influenced by Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian. Torres-García was also influenced by Inca and Nazca pottery on his visit to Madrid, Spain, in 1932. Torres-García's style is based on a grid pattern derived from the aesthetics of the golden section, a geometric proportion based on specific line segment ratios. His Montevideo School was known for its development of an abstract art based on geometry and surrealism.

The reverse of the note shows pieces of his work.


Torres-García was introduced to Mondrian in Paris by his friend Michel Seuphor.
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(8th May 2002)

I think this is a card displayed on train doors to show passengers where it's going and there must be one named after PM. I need a picture of the train. [14th Oct 2011] Even better, a video.

Zuglaufschild EC 146 Piet Mondrian Verkaufe Zuglaufschild des EC 146siehe Bild. Die Portkosten zahlt der Käufer.
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(30th July 2001)

I would have liked this, but the seller will not ship outside the US.

This is a fabulous copper enamelled lidded pill box with a very nice interpretation of a Mondrian style painting! The pill box is in near mint condition with only some light usage wear to the surface of the brass metal of the box. The copper enamel lid is in excellent condition. The box measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" square and 1/2" in Height. The bottom of the pill box has a wonderful dated label from 1956 that states that the pill box is compliments of a doctor and given at the time of a meeting of the American Medical Association in Chicago in 1956!
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(30th September 2001)

Mondrian Pill Box by ACME

Design inspired by Piet Mondrian. Silver plated brass box with handmade cloisonné enamel top. Very few made. In excellent condition, never used, still in its original packaging. Dimensions: W: 2 1/8” D: 1 6/8” H: 5/8”
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(7th October 2001)

This looks jolly interesting. I'll try to buy it and give it a page of its own.

The World Of Interiors Jul94 Mondrian Colours
Contents:
Lynda Trahair's flat in Bath is a picture of Mondrian like primary colours
Gilles Dewavrin's flat testifies to hid non stop designing
Howard Hodgkin's time remembered art
Contemporary Milan flat created by Roberto Gerosa
2 men 5 sofas
University of Westminster bar design


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(31st Dec 2001)

A snowboard found in Yahoo, from actionvillage.com
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(6th Dec 2001)

HPGL-PLOTTER "MONDRIAN" SELBSTGEBAUT, Elektor-Verlag. Bauplan einschließlich Platinenlayout. Rollenplotter für Formate bis A2, 3 Farben. Zustand neuwertig. Keine Ebaygebühren, Versandkosten trägt Käufer, Bezahlung per Überweisug.
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