12 September 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
Ben Nicholson (1894-1982)
Cluster of Spanners
signed, titled and dated 'Nicholson Spanners Cluster of 73' (on the reverse of the sheet)
thinned oil and pencil on paper mounted by the artist on masonite
Sheet size: 17 1/8 x 11¼ in. (43.5 x 28.6 cm.) Mount size: 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm.)
Executed in 1973
Waddington Galleries, Ltd., London.
Jeanne Frank, New York.
Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art, New York.
Acquired by the present owner, circa 1990.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Please note this lot is sold with no reserve.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Sir Alan Bowness has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
From Klimt and Schiele in New York to the Pre-Raphaelites in San Francisco — here’s our roundup of these and other major exhibitions from Chicago to São Paulo
Works by Miró, Klee, Degas, Cézanne and more, offered in the Impressionist & Modern Works on Paper sale on 21 June at Christie’s in London
Our specialists’ tips, from what to look for in a glaze to how to read hidden stamps. Illustrated with works offered in Picasso Ceramics — Online, 15-22 June 2018
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him
The founder of the 1-54 art fair on giving African artists international visibility, growing up with an artist father, and building her own collection