Lot 142
  • 142

Josef Albers

250,000 - 350,000 USD
502,000 USD
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  • Josef Albers
  • Study to Homage to the Square: Protected Blue
  • signed with the artist's monogram and dated 57; signed, titled and dated 1957 on the reverse
  • oil on Masonite
  • 31 7/8 by 31 7/8 in. 81 by 81 cm.


Galerie Denise René, Paris
Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York
Private Collection
Christie's, London, 12 February 2010, Lot 201
Richard Green Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2011 


Freiburg im Breisgau, Kunstverein Freiburg im Breisgau, Josef Albers. Zum 70. Geburtstag, March - April 1958, cat. no. 80
Berlin, Amerika Haus, Akademie der Künste, Josef Albers, May 1958, cat. no. 43
Zurich, Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Josef Albers, January 1960, cat. no. 48

Catalogue Note

"All perception of color is deceiving, we don’t see colors as they really are. We may perceive two different colors to look alike, or two equal colors to look different. Or opaque ones to appear translucent…This game of colors—the change of identity—is the object of my study."
Josef Albers