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Property from an Important Private Collection

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square: Polar

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October 12, 06:59 PM GMT


600,000 - 800,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from an Important Private Collection

Josef Albers

1888 - 1976

Homage to the Square: Polar

signed with the artist's initials and dated 63 (lower right); signed, titled, dated 1963 and variously inscribed (on the reverse)

oil on masonite

101.6 by 101.6 cm.

40 by 40 in.

Executed in 1963.

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 as JAAF 1963.1.43.

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

Private Collection, Los Angeles (acquired from the above in 1967)

Acquired from the above in 2016 by the present owner

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Albers: Homage to the Square, September – October 1964, n.p. (text)

Pasadena, Pasadena Art Museum; Seattle, University of Washington, Henry Art Gallery and Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Serial Imagery, September 1968 – February 1969, no. 61, n.p. (text)