Sale: 503 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 54

 
54
Ben Nicholson
Sept 58 (column), 1958.
Pencil drawing and watercolor
Estimate:
€ 9,000 / $ 10,710
Sold:
€ 12,500 / $ 14.875

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Sept 58 (column). 1958.
Pencil drawing and watercolor.
Verso signed, dated "Sept 58" and barely legibly inscribed. On creme wove paper. 40.3 x 15 cm (15.8 x 5.9 in), size of sheet.
Verso with a fragment of a pencil drawing. [CH].
• Formerly part of the collection of Felicitas Vogler-Nicholson (artist‘s wife from 1957to 1977)
• With an exhibition history that goes back to the 1950s
• In 1955 honored in a grand retrospective exhibition at Tate Gallery London
• Recipient of the very first Guggenheim International Award in 1956
• Other works from the 1950s are in the collections of Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Tate St. Ives
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We are grateful to Dr. Lee Beard for his kind assistance in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Collection Felicitas Vogler-Nicholson, Brissago/Vevey.
Private collection Southern Germany, ever since family-owned.

EXHIBITION: Ben Nicholson, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zürich, January 3 - February 7, 1959, cat. no. 95 (with a gallery label on rear of the frame).
Ben Nicholson, Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, April 18 - May 18, 1959 (cat. no. 91).
Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung eines Kielers. Ausstellung zum 100. Jubiläum der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesbrandkasse, Kunsthalle zu Kiel/ Schleswig Holsteinischer Kunstverein, February 3 - March 3, 1974, cat. no. 132 (with black-and-white illu., p. 101).
Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung F., Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, February 15 - March 14, 1976, cat. no. 247.

LITERATURE: Heinz Fuchs, Gaben des Augenblicks. 44 unveröffentlichte Zeichnungen und Aquarelle aus der Sammlung E. Frey, Munich 1964, pp. 86 f. (with full-page color illu.).

54
Ben Nicholson
Sept 58 (column), 1958.
Pencil drawing and watercolor
Estimate:
€ 9,000 / $ 10,710
Sold:
€ 12,500 / $ 14.875

(incl. 25% surcharge)