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JOSEF ALBERS | Study to Homage to the Square: Sixteen

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Josef Albers
  • Study to Homage to the Square: Sixteen
  • signed with the artist's monogram and dated 58; signed, titled, dated 58 and variously inscribed on the reverse
  • oil on Masonite
  • 18 by 18 in. 45.7 by 45.7 cm.


Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“Although all the colors are only in contact at their edges and never overlap or intersect others, so that, physically, they are only presented frontally, side by side on the same plane, in action we see the colors as being in front or behind one another, over or under one another, as covering one or more colors entirely or in part. They give the illusion of being transparent or translucent and tend to move up or down.” 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 1958.1.58.