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Josef Albers
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LOT SOLD. 262,500 USD
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142
Josef Albers
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Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 262,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Josef Albers
1888 - 1976
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signed with the artist's monogram and dated 69
oil on Masonite
15 7/8 by 15 7/8 in. 40.3 by 40.3 cm.
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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 1976.1.172.

Provenance

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany
Waddington Custot Galleries, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in January 2014

Exhibited

London, Waddington Custot Galleries, Josef Albers: Small Paintings, April - May 2004, cat. no. 8, illustrated in color
London, Waddington Custot Galleries, Josef Albers Paintings, April - May 2009, cat. no. 15, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"There is very much a simple, suitable, and natural wholeness to the arrangement of squares within squares, which is one of the best ideas in the world, one which provided enormous versatility and complexity. This arrangement is easily at one with color. It’s amazing that it so quietly produces such brilliance.”
Donald Judd, 'Josef Albers, 1991,' Chinati Foundation Newsletter, Vol. 11, 2006, p. 61

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