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Auguste Herbin artwork • painting • for sale Still life of pears and mistletoe

Auguste Herbin

Still life of pears and mistletoe
oil on canvas 38.7 x 61.2 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1921

This painting is for sale.

price range: € 25,000 - € 50,000

Provenance: Galerie de l'Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Parijs, 397; kunsthandel L. van Lier, Blaricum, alwaar verworven door D. Rinsema (zoon van kunstenaar Thijs Rinsema (1877-1947)); daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen van de vorige eigenaar.
Literature: Geneviève Claisse, 'Herbin. Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint', Lausanne/Parijs 1993, pag. 382, 585 (met afb.).

Auguste Herbin created a thematically rich oeuvre, including still lifes, portraits and landscapes. Stylishtically seen, he was also versatile, influenced by impressionism, fauvism, cubism and abstraction. Herbin went to Paris in 1901, in those days the center of the international avant-garde. Cubism became visible in his work from 1910 through his contact with Picasso and Juan Gris. Around 1925 Herbin started working abstractly. He was co-founder of the group Abstraction-Création (1931) and the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles (1947), and an important name in geometric-abstract painting. The painter Geneviève Claisse was his assistant in his last years and made the catalog raisonné of Herbin's oeuvre.

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