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    Sale 3065

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    1 - 2 November 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 144

    Constant (1920-2005)


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    Constant (1920-2005)
    (i) and (iii) signed and dated 'Constant '48' (lower left)
    (ii) signed and dated 'Constant '48' (lower right)
    (i) and (ii) ink on paper
    (iii) ink and tape on paper
    each: 31.5 x 24.5cm.
    Executed in 1948

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam.
    Acquired from the above by the previous owner.
    Thence by descent to the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Lots 144-150 were acquired by the family of the present owner at the De Bijenkorf department store, Amsterdam, in one of the annual Ons Huis Ons Thuis (Our House Our Home) exhibitions of the late 1940s and early 1950s. The first of these exhibitions took place in 1948 and, especially in their first years, they were ground-breaking presentations showing trending Dutch and Scandinavian design, together with works by young Dutch artists, mainly from the new CoBrA group. The Bijenkorf design team who was responsible for these exhibitions, Martin Visser and Benno Premsela, would subsequently become iconic Dutch designers.



    Amsterdam, De Bijenkorf, Ons Huis Ons Thuis.