The present lot was custom-ordered in red by the poet and Nobel Prize nominee, Adriaan Roland Holst in 1930. Remaining in the family for more than three decades, these works traveled to San Diego when the family moved to the United States in 1965.
Adriaan Roland Holst
They weigh the pros and cons
their money and their god
and are set to resist
my flight of fate, because my hands
and eyes are empty
carried through their lands, and remained silent
in their differences,and went as blind
for the solitary will
of wind and stars.