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JOSEF ALBERS | Study to Homage to the Square: Red Legend

250,000 - 350,000 USD
400,000 USD
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  • Josef Albers
  • Study to Homage to the Square: Red Legend
  • signed with the artist's monogram and dated 59; signed, titled, dated 1959 and variously inscribed on the reverse
  • oil on Masonite
  • 30 by 30 in. 76.2 by 76.2 cm.


Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1962)
Acquired from the above by the present owner


New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Albers: Homage to the Square, November - December 1959

Catalogue Note

“An element added to an element must produce besides its sum at least one interesting relationship. The more different relationships that arise and the more intensive they are, the more elements enhance one another, the more valuable the result.” Josef Albers 

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 1959.1.40.