Broadway Boogie Woogie
Broadway Boogie Woogie is a painting by Piet Mondrian completed in 1943, shortly after he moved to New York in 1940. Compared to his earlier work, the canvas is divided into a much larger number of squares. Although he spent most of his career creating abstract work, this painting is inspired by clear real-world examples: the city grid of Manhattan, and the Broadway boogie woogie, a type of music Mondrian loved. The painting was bought by the Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins for the price of $800 at the Valentine Gallery in New York City, after Martins and Mondrian both exhibited there in 1943. Martins later donated the painting to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
|Broadway Boogie Woogie|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||127 cm × 127 cm (50 in × 50 in)|
|Location||Museum of Modern Art, New York|
- "Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie Woogie. 1942-43 - MoMA".
- Smith, Roberta (10 April 1998). "Art in Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 September 2014.