Lot 112
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Josef Albers

Estimate
400,000 - 600,000 USD
Sold
461,000 USD
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Description

  • Josef Albers
  • Study for Homage to the Square: Mellowed
  • signed with the artist's monogram and dated 60; signed, titled and dated 1960 on the reverse
  • oil on masonite
  • 40 by 40 in. 101.6 by 101.6 cm.

Provenance

Gimpel Fils, Ltd., London
Acquired by the present owner from the above in October 1968

Exhibited

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Albers, March - April 1961
London, Gimpel Fils, Ltd., Albers, July - August 1961, cat. no. 22

Catalogue Note

"The painter chooses to articulate with or in color. Some painters consider color an accompaniment of, and therefore subordinate to, form or other pictorial content. To others, and today again, in an increasing number, color is the structural means of their pictorial idiom. Here color becomes autonomic. My paintings are presentative in the latter direction. I am interested particularly in the psychic effect-aesthetic experience caused by the interaction of colors." - Josef Albers
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