Homage to the Square

Josef Albers

This 16 inch, 1959 Albers is a colour experiment around Cadmium Yellow. As is customary for the artist, the reverse of the Homage to the Square works contains copious handwritten notes about the paints and varnishes used. In the present work, these notes reveal the central concern of this painting is to compare the use of deep and medium variations of Cadmium Yellow, the outer square having the pure, deep pigment itself.

Artist
Josef Albers (1888-1976)
Title
Homage to the Square
Medium
Oil on masonite
Date
1959
Size
16 x 16 in : 40.6 x 40.6 cm
Inscriptions
Signed with monogram and dated lower right ‘A59’; extensively inscribed on the reverse with a handwritten description of the media used
Provenance
The Estate of Josef Albers; The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation; Waddington Custot Galleries, London; Galerie Hopkins, Paris; Waddington Custot Galleries, London
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 1976.1.123)
Reference
C16-82
Status
No longer available

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