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Josef Albers

Orange Façade

Estimate:

300,000 - 400,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Boston Collection

Josef Albers

Josef Albers

Orange Façade

Orange Façade

Estimate:

300,000 - 400,000 USD

Lot sold:

756,000

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Property from a Distinguished Boston Collection

Josef Albers

1888 - 1976

Orange Façade


incised with the artist's monogram and dated 59-65 (lower right); signed Albers, titled and dated 1959-65 (on the reverse)

oil on Masonite

24⅛ by 27¾ in.

61.3 by 70.5 cm.

Executed in 1959-65. 


This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings by Josef Albers currently being prepared by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of extremely light wear and handling visible within the white border. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, the aforementioned handling marks fluoresce brightly but are not the result of restoration. Please note, this work has not been inspected outside of the frame. Framed.


Framed dimensions: 24 ¼ by 27 ⅝ in. (61.6 by 70.2 cm.)


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in 1960 by the present owner

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Recent Paintings by Josef Albers, 1961