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Josef Albers

Study to Homage to the Square - Looking Out, 1954

Oil on Masonite
18 × 18 in
45.7 × 45.7 cm
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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

Painted in 1954, this painting will be …

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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

Painted in 1954, this painting 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 1954.1.6.

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Signed with the artist's monogram and dated "A 54" lower right; further signed, titled and dated "Study to Homage to the Square 'Looking … Read more
Josef Albers
German-American, 1888–1976
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Josef Albers is best known for his seminal “Homage to the Square” series of the 1950s and '60s, which focused on the simplification of form and the interplay of shape and color. “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature,” he once said. “I prefer to see with closed eyes.” His abstract canvases employed rigid geometric compositions in order to emphasize the optical effects set off by his chosen color palettes. Albers was highly influential as a teacher, first at the Bauhaus in Germany alongside Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, and later with posts at Black Mountain College, Yale, and Harvard; he taught courses in design and color theory, and counted among his students such iconic artists as Eva Hesse, Cy Twombly, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Robert Rauschenberg. He is often cited among the progenitors of Minimalist, Conceptual, and Op art.

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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

Painted in 1954, this painting will be …

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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

Painted in 1954, this painting 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 1954.1.6.

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Signature
Signed with the artist's monogram and dated "A 54" lower right; further signed, titled and dated "Study to Homage to the Square 'Looking … Read more
Josef Albers
German-American, 1888–1976
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Josef Albers is best known for his seminal “Homage to the Square” series of the 1950s and '60s, which focused on the simplification of form and the interplay of shape and color. “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature,” he once said. “I prefer to see with closed eyes.” His abstract canvases employed rigid geometric compositions in order to emphasize the optical effects set off by his chosen color palettes. Albers was highly influential as a teacher, first at the Bauhaus in Germany alongside Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, and later with posts at Black Mountain College, Yale, and Harvard; he taught courses in design and color theory, and counted among his students such iconic artists as Eva Hesse, Cy Twombly, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Robert Rauschenberg. He is often cited among the progenitors of Minimalist, Conceptual, and Op art.

Josef Albers

Study to Homage to the Square - Looking Out, 1954

Oil on Masonite
18 × 18 in
45.7 × 45.7 cm
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