The Emily Fisher Landau Collection: An Era Defined | Evening Auction

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Josef Albers

Homage to the Square: Yellow Resonance

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November 9, 12:13 AM GMT


1,500,000 - 2,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Josef Albers

(1888 - 1976)

Homage to the Square: Yellow Resonance

signed with the artist's monogram and dated 57 (lower right); signed, titled, dated 1957 and variously inscribed (on the reverse)

oil on Masonite, in artist's chosen frame

40 by 40 in. 101.6 by 101.6 cm.

Executed in 1957.

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 JAAF 1957.1.85.

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

Gimpel Fils Ltd., London (acquired from the above in 1959)

Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above in May 1968 by the present owner

"The Art Galleries: The Whitney Annual," The New Yorker, vol. 33, nno. 41, 30 November 1957, p. 100

Marjorie Welish, "Artful Balance," House and Garden, vol. 157, no. 5, May 1985, pp. 164-65, illustrated in color

Peter H. Falk, The Annual & Biennial Exhibition Record of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1918-1989, Michigan, 1991, p. 64

Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art (and travelling), Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, 2011, no. 1, p. 20, illustrated in color

Mark Stephen Archer, The New Formal: Interiors by James Aman, New York, 2016, fig. 1, pp. 20, 31, illustrated in color (in installation) 

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Annual Exhibition of Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings, November 1957 - January 1958, no. 44

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Albers: 70th Anniversary Exhibition, March - April 1958, no. 5

New York, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Five Decades of Passion, Part One: The Eye of the Collector, 1968-1988, January - April 2009

West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, A Remarkable Gathering: The Fisher Landau Family Collection, March - September 2022