Josef Albers (1888-1976)
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Josef Albers (1888-1976)

Study for Homage to the Square

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Josef Albers (1888-1976)
Study for Homage to the Square
signed with the artist's monogram and dated 'A 68' (lower right); titled 'Study for Homage to the Square' (on the reverse)
oil on masonite
32 x 32in. (81.3 x 81.3cm.)
Painted in 1968
Provenance
Josef Albers Foundation, New York.
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.
Exhibited
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Commemorative Exhibition of Paintings By Albers, 1984, no. 52.
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Lot Essay

This work will be included in the forthcoming Josef Albers Catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.



'In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This first makes color the most relative medium in art. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. To this end, the beginning is not a study of color systems.'
(J. Albers, Interaction of Color, New Haven 1963, p. 1.)

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