25 June 2004,
Price realised GBP 33,460
GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000
Josef Albers (1888-1976)
Study for Homage to the square "Negev"
signed with the artist's monogram and dated 'A63' (lower right); signed, titled, and dated 'Study for Homage to the Square "Negev" Albers 1963' and further annotated for colour (on the reverse)
oil on masonite
24 x 24in. (61 x 61cm.)
Painted in 1963
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This work is to be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work being prepared by the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation.
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Acquired directly from the artist by Arieh Sharon, Tel Aviv, in the 1960s, and then by descent to the present owner.
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