• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7835

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    12 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 201

    JOSEF ALBERS (1888-1976)

    STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: PROTECTED BLUE

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    JOSEF ALBERS (1888-1976)
    STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: PROTECTED BLUE
    SIGNED WITH THE ARTIST'S MONOGRAM AND DATED 'A57' (LOWER RIGHT); SIGNED, TITLED AND DATED 'STUDY TO HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: "PROTECTED BLUE" ALBERS 1957' (ON THE REVERSE)
    OIL ON MASONITE
    31 7/8 X 31 7/8IN. (81 X 81CM.)
    PAINTED IN 1957


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    THIS WORK WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FORTHCOMING JOSEF ALBERS CATALOGUE RAISONNé BEING PREPARED BY THE ANNI AND JOSEF ALBERS FOUNDATION AND IS REGISTERED AS NUMBER 1957.1.48.

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    Provenance

    GALERIE DENISE RENé, PARIS.
    ACQUAVELLA GALLERIES, INC., NEW YORK.
    ANON. SALE, CHRISTIE'S NEW YORK, 14 NOVEMBER 2007, LOT 108.
    ACQUIRED AT THE ABOVE SALE BY THE PRESENT OWNER.


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    PLEASE NOTE THIS LOT SHOULD NOT BE MARKED WTIH A TRIANGLE SYMBOL.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR