Ben Nicholson - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York
    Galleria d'Arte La Bussola, Turin
    André Emmerich, New York
    Galleria Blu, Milan
    Private Collection, Milan
    Il Ponte Casa d'Aste, Milan, June 12, 2018, lot 90
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, André Emmerich Gallery and Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Ben Nicholson 1955–1965, April 1965, no. 33, n.p.
    Turin, Galleria d'Arte "La Bussola," Ben Nicholson, March 1967, no. 10, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Literature

    John Russell, Ben Nicholson: Drawings, paintings and reliefs, 1911–1968, London, 1969, no. 255, p. 318 (illustrated in inverse orientation, p. 255)


Aug 62 (Copernicus)

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "Ben Nicholson Aug 62 (Copernicus) ph 463" on the reverse of the board
oil, pencil, ink and collage on cardboard laid on artist's prepared board, in artist's frame
board 16 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (42.5 x 52.7 cm)
artist's frame 17 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (44.5 x 54.6 cm)

Executed in August 1962.

We are very grateful to Dr. Rachel Smith and Dr. Lee Beard for their assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

$30,000 - 50,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021