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Auguste Herbin (1882-1960)

Vendredi II

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Auguste Herbin (1882-1960)
Vendredi II
signed and dated 'herbin 1951' (lower right) and titled '"Vendredi 2"' (lower left)
oil on panel
38 1/4 x 51in. (97.2 x 129.5cm.)
Painted in 1951
Provenance
Galerie Denise René, Paris
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Literature
L. Degand, 'Témoignage pour l'art abstrait', Editions Art d'Aujourd'hui, Paris 1952, p. 157.
G. Claisse, Herbin: Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Peint, Lausanne, 1993, no. 941 (illustrated in colour p. 172 and in black and white p. 447, medium incorrectly given as oil on canvas).
Exhibited
Paris, Sixième Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, 1951.
Stockholm, Svenska-Franska Konstgalleriet, Klar Form: 20 Artistes de l'Ecole de Paris, 1951-52.
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Herbin: Recent Paintings, December 1952-January 1953, no. 11.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Herbin Rétrospective, January-February 1956, no. 54.
Paris, Galerie Denise René, Herbin, May-June 1960, no. 1.
Berne, Kunsthalle, Auguste Herbin (1882-1960) Rétrospective, February-March 1963, no. 69 (illustrated). This exhibition later travelled to Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, June-July 1963, no. 81 (illustrated).
Hanover, Kestner Gesellschaft, Auguste Herbin, September-October 1967, no. 121.
Dsseldorf, Kunstverein fr die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Auguste Herbin Rétrospective, December 1967-January 1968, no. 118.
New York, Denise René Gallery, Masters of Early Abstract Constructive Art, October 1971.
Sale Room Notice
Please note that the medium of this work is oil on canvas marouflé on board.

Lot Essay

Considered by the artist to be the more successful of two seminal works of the same title he painted in 1951, Vendredi II is the first working of a new horizontally based compositional structure that Herbin would employ on many later occasions.
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