STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY
Josef AlbersSTUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY
27 November 2020 • Milan

27 November 2020 • Milan

27 November 2020 • Milan

STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY
STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY
STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY
STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY
STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY
STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY
STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY
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Josef Albers

STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 EUR

Josef Albers

STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 EUR
Current bid:200,000EUR
(1 bid, reserve met)
Lot closes:28:00 mins
November 27, 03:09 PM (GMT)

Description

JOSEF ALBERS

1888 - 1976

STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: REDDISH IN ORANGE WITH GRAY


signed with monogram and dated 59; signed, inscribed, titled and dated 1959 on the reverse

oil on masonite


This work is registered in the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, under the n. JAAF 1959.1.85  


(siglato e datato 59; firmato, iscritto, intitolato e datato 1959 sul retro

olio su masonite


Opera registrata presso la Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, con il n. JAAF 1959.1.85)


cm 40,2x40,2; inches 15.82 by 15.82

Framed: cm 52x52x5; inches 20.47 by 20.47 by 1.96


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Provenance

Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Zürich
Private collection
Sotheby's New York, 1 May 1991, lot 200
Private collection
Finarte Milan, 16 November 1992, lot 185
Acquired from the above by the present owner (Ivi acquistato dall'attuale proprietario)

Exhibited

Zürich, Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Josef Albers, 1960

Catalogue note

"I handled color as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethic and aesthetics as one". Josef Albers cit. in K.Kuh, The artist'a voice, p. 11-12


On the contrary, the distinctive trait of every Homage to the Square is not in the aseptic conformity to a rule, but in the magnetic energy which it irradiates, in the evocative force, in the honesty and the authenticity that has been conferred to it by the moral rigor of its creator and by his profound respect for art as an eminently human activity, from which the growth of the individual and the development of society depend on.


Marco Pierini, A spiritual documentation of life, in Josef Albers, Modena, Galleria Civica di Modena e Palazzina dei Giardini, 2011-2012, exhibition catalogue, p. 32


“Gestivo il colore nello stesso modo che un uomo dovrebbe comportarsi. Si potrebbe dire che considero l’etica e l’estetica un tutt’uno” Josef Albers cit. in K.Kuh, The artist'a voice, p. 11-12


Al contrario, il tratto distintivo di ogni Homage to the square non risiede nell'asettica conformita' a una regola, bensi' nell'energia magnetica che irradia, nella forza evocativa, nella sincerita' e nell'autenticita' conferitegli dal rigore morale del suo artefice e dal suo profondo rispetto per l'arte come attivita' eminentemente umana, dalla quale dipende la crescita dell'individuo e lo sviluppo della societa'.


Marco Pierini, A spiritual documentation of life, in Josef Albers, Modena, Galleria Civica di Modena e Palazzina dei Giardini, 2011-2012, exhibition catalogue, p. 32