April 57 (Arbia 2)
Artwork: April 57 (Arbia 2)
Size: 122 x 105.5 cm
Medium: Pencil and oil on board
Creation year: 1957
Marks: Signed, inscribed and dated 'Ben Nicholson/April 57/(ARBIA)2' (on the reverse), inscribed again 'Gimpel/exh./but if/sold, on/Condition/that it can/be exhibited/USA exh/in/autumn' (on the stretcher)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Purchased at the 1957 exhibition by Mr and Mrs Walter Ross, New York; Purchased at the 1966 exhibition by the present owner
Exhibition history: London, Gimpel Fils, Recent works by Ben Nicholson, June 1957, no. 7; Hanover, Kunstverein Hannover, Spring exhibition, 1965, no. 103; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Aspekte 1944-1965, March - May 1966, no. 34; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Ben Nicholson, April - June 1968, no. 27

Christie's London

Date: 2016-11-23
Lot Number: 9
Low Estimate: $751380 [+433%]
High Estimate: $1001840 [+300%]
Hammer Price: $4007360
Sold For: $4694873