Sale: 496 / Evening Sale, Dec. 06. 2019 in Munich Lot 111

Sonia Delaunay-Terk
Zenith, 1914.
€ 40,000 - 60,000

$ 44,000 - 66,000

Lot description
Zenith. 1914.
Gouache on board, firmly mounted on a thin panel.
Titled in the image, inscribed "No. 495 A" in pencil ion lower rigth, presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. Verso inscribed "Sonia Delaunay" presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. 60.4 x 50 cm (23.7 x 19.6 in) , the full sheet.

- Conceived after a poem by Blaise Cendrars.
- Advertisement draft for the Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith.
- The artist's characteristic blend of colors, forms and words.
- Other drafts for this project are, among others, in the Musée National d'art Moderne at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
The work is registered at the Sonia Delaunay Archive with the number "F 495 a".
We are grateful to Richard Riss (expert officiel de Sonia et Robert Delaunay) for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Artist's studio
Arthur Cohen (acquired directly from the artist, in possession of the family until 200)
Private collection Canada.

EXHIBITION: Robert et Sonia Delaunay. Musée national d'art moderne, Paris 1967 (verso with a label)
Sonia Delaunay - A Retrospective. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. February 2, 1980 - May 17, 1981, cat. no. 63 with color illu. o p.143 (verso with a label) (other stops of the travelling exhibition were at the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Musée d'art contemporain, Montreal).
Sonia Delaunay. Work of the Teens and Twenties. Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York 1995. cat. no. 9 (verso with a label)
Sonia Delaunay. La Moderne. no. 8, ill. p. 39. Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers 2001/02 (travelling exhibition with other stops at Urawa Art Museum, Urawa; Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokaido; Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki; Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo).
Galerie Thomas, Munich (2004).

LITERATURE: Arthur Allen Cohen, Sonia Delaunay, New York 1975, no. 79, with illu.

Called up: December 6, 2019 - ca. 17.21 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Sonia Delaunay-Terk "Zenith"
This lot can be subjected to differential taxation plus a 7% import tax levy (saving approx. 5 % compared to regular taxation) or regular taxation.

Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 25%, for the share above € 500.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.