Lord Zucherman, and thence by descent
Ben Nicholson 26 Feb - 5 April 1959, no.17 Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover and toured to Essen, Mannheim and Hamburg
Norbert Lynton, Ben Nicholson, Phaidon, London, 1993
Nicholson’s visits to Paris at this time had given him a wide perspective on a number of movements. Prominent amongst these were the Cubists, especially Braque who he met for the first time in 1933. Also important were his contacts with the more abstract artists working in the city, including Arp, Brancusi and Helion.
In 1933 Nicholson’s interests were moving towards the non-referential, and in mid-1933 both he and Hepworth were invited to join Abstraction-Creation, an association of forward looking painters and sculptors.