5 February 2004
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967)
signed and dated 'REINHARDT 40' (lower right); signed, titled and inscribed 'AD REINHARDT ABSTRACTION FAP NYC' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
20¼ x 16¼in. (51.5 x 41.3cm.)
Painted in 1940
Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's New York, 15 May 1998, lot 82.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July