12 February 2015
Josef Albers (1888-1976)
Homage to the Square
signed with the artist’s monogram and dated ‘A57’ (lower right)
oil on masonite
20 x 20in. (50.8 x 50.8cm.)
Executed in 1957
The Estate of Josef Albers.
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
Waddington Galleries, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004.
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London, Waddington Galleries, Josef Albers: Small Paintings, 2004, no. 2 (illustrated in colour).
'For me, abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I'll go further and say that abstraction is nearer my heart. I prefer to see with closed eyes'
(J. Albers, quoted in Arts/Canada, vol. 23, 1966, p. 46).
Post Lot Text
This work will be included in the forthcoming Josef Albers Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by The Anni and Josef Albers Foundation.
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