Structural Constellation
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  • Provenance

    Robert Elkon Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, A loan exhibition of Drawings and Watercolors from Minneapolis Private Collections, May 13 - June 13, 1971, no. 92, n.p. (illustrated, titled Untitled)

  • Artist Bio

    Josef Albers

    German-American • 1888 - 1976

    Josef Albers was a German-American artist and educator, best known for his series Homage to the Square. His rigid, geometric works focus on the interplay of color and shape, and Albers is considered one of the fathers of both Minimalism and Conceptual Art. 

    Albers was born in Bottrop, Germany, and relocated to Munich in 1919 to study at the city’s Academy of Fine Arts. Albers began his career as an educator at the famous Bauhaus in 1922, first as a stained glass instructor and then as a full professor in 1925. Working at the Bauhaus brought Albers into contact with many other famous artists of the period, including Kandinsky and Klee. When the Nazis forced the Bauhaus’ closure in 1933, Albers left Germany and settled permanently in the United States. 

    For ten years, Albers (and his wife, fellow artist Anni Albers) taught at Black Mountain College, a progressive school in North Carolina. Between his time there and later at Yale University, Albers taught a number of artists who would later become quite famous, including Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Eva Hesse, Ruth Asawa and Richard Anuszkiewicz.

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Property From The Miles And Shirley Fiterman Collection

Structural Constellation

signed with the artist's initial and dated "A '62" lower right
ink on paper
10 1/2 x 13 in. (26.7 x 33 cm.)
Executed in 1962, this work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the work of Josef Albers currently being prepared by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and is registered under no. JAAF 1962.3.6.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

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New York Auction 24 September 2019