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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Josef Albers
STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: THREE REDS AND OCHRE
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Josef Albers
STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: THREE REDS AND OCHRE
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Josef Albers
1888 - 1976
STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: THREE REDS AND OCHRE
variously inscribed; signed, titled and dated 1956 on the reverse
casein on Masonite
18 by 18 in. 45.7 by 45.7 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 1956.1.32. 

Provenance

Galerie Denise René, Paris
Collection of Hannelore and Rudolph Schulhof, New York (acquired from the above in 1970)
Christie's, New York, 15 November 2012, Lot 185
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Denise René, Albers, October - November 1957, cat. no. 12
Kunstverein Freiburg im Breisgau, Josef Albers, zum 70. Geburstag, March - April 1958, cat. no. 77
Berlin, Amerika Haus, Akademie der Künste, Josef Albers, May 1958, cat. no. 41
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, Josef Albers: Zur Verleihung des Conrad von Soest Preises, January - February 1959
Locarno, Galleria La Palma, Josef Albers, July - August 1959, cat. no. 15
Zurich, Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Josef Albers, January 1960, cat. no. 46

Catalogue Note

“Once one has had the experience of the interaction of color, one finds it necessary to re-integrate one’s whole idea of color and seeing in order to preserve the sense of unity...When you really understand that each color is changed by a changed environment, you eventually find that you have learned about life as well as about color.”
Josef Albers

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