Sale: 459 / Modern Art I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 648

 
648
Auguste Herbin
Le vieux port de Bastia, 1907.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 77,000
Sold:
€ 562,500 / $ 618.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Le vieux port de Bastia. 1907.
Oil on canvas.
Not in Claisse. Lower left signed. With title "Barque sur le vieux port de Bastia" on the stretcher. 46 x 55 cm (18.1 x 21.6 in).

Accompanied by a photo expertise from Geneviève Claisse issued on 5 September 2017.

PROVENANCE: Siegfried and Gesche Poppe, Hamburg (since 1967 the latest).
Collection Rohleder, Hamburg (inherited from present owner).

EXHIBITION: Auguste Herbin. Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover 14 September – 15 October 1967, cat. no. 3, no illu (with exhibition label on the stretcher).
Auguste Herbin, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 15 December 1967 – 14 January 1968, cat. no. 3, no illu.

Essay
There is hardly any other representative of French Modernism next to Auguste Herbin whose art shows such a clear stylistic development that goes all the way to abstraction. While his roots are in Pointillism, Herbin soon attained a moderate form of Fauvism that bears the best elements of late Impressionism.The styleis entirely born from the color, a quality that finds fulfillment in this work. The scene‘s elementary luminance provides a sunny cheerfulness that is second to none. The strong and broad brush strokes capture the scene with great immediacy and add a fresh presence to the painting that could hardly be more striking. Even though Auguste Herbin did not settle with this type of interpretation, it marks a decisive point in his oeuvre on the path to abstraction by means of geometric pictorial elements, the fundament of his distinguished late period of creation. [KD]
648
Auguste Herbin
Le vieux port de Bastia, 1907.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 77,000
Sold:
€ 562,500 / $ 618.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)