Hotel Richemond, Geneva
18 May 2004
Universal. A stainless steel full calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
Signed Universal, Genève, case no. 1137525, ref. 21311, circa 1945
Cal. 291, with nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the silvered brushed dial with Arabic and dot numerals, window for day, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, date and month combined with phases of the moon, in circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately