Kazimir Malevich, Painting "Mystic Supremati…

The other major addition is Mystic Suprematism (Black Cross on Red Oval), one of the only Kazimir Malevichs to remain in private hands. The painting is offered by the heirs of the Russian painter and father of Suprematism. It is the last of five paintings returned to the family in 2008 to be offered for sale and the estimate is $35 million to $45 million.

Mystic Suprematism captures a moment when Malevich was at his most radical, iconoclastic and powerful,” said Mr. Simon. “Sotheby’s first offered a work from this illustrious group in 2008, when Suprematism, 18th Construction achieved a record $60 million. With so few outstanding Suprematist paintings remaining in private hands, we are honored to have been entrusted by the artist’s family once again.”