15 November 2012
Josef Albers (1888-1976)
Study for Homage to the Square: Yellow Green, Two Middle Greens, Light Cobalt Green
signed with artist's monogram and dated 'A55' (lower right); signed again, titled and dated again 'Study for Homage to the Square Albers 1955' (on the reverse)
oil on aluminum
18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted in 1955.
Galerie Denise René, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1970
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Hagen, Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Josef Albers, January-February 1957, no. 63.
Kunstverein Freiburg, Josef Albers. Zum 70. Geburstag, March-April 1958, no. 53.
Zurich, Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Josef Albers, January 1960, no. 23.
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
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