28 June 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A GERMAN GENTLEMAN
Auguste Herbin (1882-1960)
Composition sur le mot 'fleur'
signed and dated 'herbin 1945' (lower right); titled 'composition sur le mot 'fleur'' (lower left)
pencil and gouache on paper
13 x 10¼in. (32.8 x 25.8cm.)
Executed in 1945
C. Cuisset, Paris.
Max Bill, Zurich.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Mrs Geneviève Claisse.
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.
Daphne Lingon, Head of Jewellery at Christie’s in New York, on the 'dramatic' ring with which David Rockefeller proposed to Peggy in 1940
A guide to arguably South America’s most famous artist, whose work addresses everything from domestic life to bullfighting