Josef Albers - Design and Design Art New York Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Prof. Dr. Grote, Munich-Gauting, Germany

  • Exhibited

    “50 Jahure Bauhaus Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart,” 1986

  • Literature

    Bauhaus 1919-1928, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1938, p. 127; 50 Jahre Bauhaus Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, exh. cat., Stuttgart, 1968, illustrated p. 100, no. 245 and 255; Ute Brüning and Peter Lang, Das A und O des Bauhauses, exh. cat., Bauhaus Archiv Museum Berlin, 1995, p. 249 for a similar example of a demounted chair; Nicholas Fox Weber and Martin Filler, Josef and Anni Albers Designs for Living, exh. cat., Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 2004, pp. 97-98 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    There are four extant examples of this piece: one in The Museum of Modern Art in New York, one in the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, one at the Stiftung Bauhaus in Dessau and the present lot.
    Prof. Dr. Ludwig Grote was the director of the Städtische Galerie in Dessau and a close friend of the Bauhaus.


Rare armchair, model no. ti 244

ca. 1929
Laminated beech, chrome-plated tubular steel, fabric. With paper label ”50 Jahre Bauhaus Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart” and ”Albers, Josef Sessel Prof. Dr. Grote, Gauting.”
30 1/8 in. (76.5 cm) high

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $96,000

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York