Josef Albers - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 15, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    William Zierler Inc., New York
    Private Collection
    Christie's, London, Post War and Contemporary Art Day, 15 October, 2010, lot 277
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Albers, Spring 1962
    Los Angeles, Ferus Gallery, Paintings by Josef Albers, September 17 - October 13, 1962

  • Catalogue Essay

    "We are able to hear a single tone. But we almost never (that is without special devices) see a single color unrelated to changing neighbors and changing conditions" Josef Albers, 1971



Study for Homage to the Square: “Dimmed Center”

oil on masonite
18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
Initialed and dated "A61" lower right; further signed, titled and dated "Study for Homage to the Square: 'Dimmed Center' Albers' 1961" on the reverse; further signed by the Executive Director of the Albers Foundation on certification label affixed to the reverse.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Josef Albers Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by The Anni and Josef Albers Foundation and is registered at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation as JAAF 1961.1.49.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $245,000

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Day Sale 15 May 2015 11am