Study for Homage to the Square: Me Too

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square: Me Too, of 1969, is a strongly premeditated composition by Albers, exploring a particular relationship between red, orange and yellow. Albers infrequently mixed colours in his paintings, and very rarely did after 1955, preferring to work with pure colours straight from the tube. The colour notations on the reverse of this painting reveal that he mixed cadmium red with two different oranges in the central square in order to create a very precise tone of red. This process is particularly rare in Albers' work of this period.

Artist
Josef Albers (1888-1976)
Title
Study for Homage to the Square: Me Too
Medium
Oil on masonite
Date
1969
Size
32 x 32 in : 81.3 x 81.3 cm
Inscriptions
Signed and dated lower right; Signed, titled, dated and extensively inscribed on the reverse
Provenance
Mira Godard Gallery, Montréal; Private Collection, France
Literature
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work, currently in preparation by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
Registration
Registered with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation ( JAAF 1969.1.1)
Reference
A17-23
Status
Currently on hold

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