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THE GEOMETRY OF COLOUR: TWO IMPORTANT WORKS BY JOSEF ALBERS

Josef Albers
STUDY FOR HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: ORANGE SCENT
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THE GEOMETRY OF COLOUR: TWO IMPORTANT WORKS BY JOSEF ALBERS

Josef Albers
STUDY FOR HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: ORANGE SCENT
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Josef Albers
1888 - 1976
STUDY FOR HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: ORANGE SCENT
signed with the artist's monogram and dated 61; signed, dated 1961 and variously inscribed on the reverse
oil on masonite, in artist's frame
45.7 by 45.7 cm. 18 by 18 in.
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This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings by Josef Albers currently being prepared by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and is registered under 1961.1.29.

Provenance

François Bucher, United States
Nautilius Foundation, United States
Private Collection, United States
Pace Gallery, New York
Private Collection, United States
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"Homage to the Square began with paintings of the facades of houses in Mexico, in which the windows, doors and corners are outlined by bands of colour. Nearby in Mexico, near Ciudad Chihuahua, there is a town named Aldama, in which the facades of the houses along the main street along a canal beneath cottonwoods are painted in bright colours."

Donald Judd: Josef Albers, Cologne 1991, p. 24.

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