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Lot 11 / Important Paintings, Scultpures, Watercolors, Drawings and MultiplesNovember 24, 2014 18:00

Albers Josef, Study for Homage to the Square: Red and Violet in Blue
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Lot 11

Albers Josef, 1888-1976 (USA)

Study for Homage to the Square: Red and Violet in Blue, 1959

Oil on masonite board.
H 406 mm W 406 mm.

(Frame). Signed with the monogram and dated lower right: A, 59.

CHF120'000 / 160'000
EUR100'000 / 140'000
USD130'000 / 170'000

Hammer Price: CHF 160'000

Verso titled, signed and dated: [Study for Homage to the Square] "Red and Violet in Blue", Albers, 1959.

Verso handwritten annotation in black ink:
Ground: 2 coats of DuPont Flat White [ ] Alkyd
+ 2 " " " " Semigloss White ] Enamel

Painting: paints used -- from center:
Cadmium Red Light (Grumbacher F.)
Pure Cobalt Violet (Rhenish)
Cerlulean Blue (Shiva)

all in one primary coat
" directly from the tube
no additional mixing
" " painting medium
Varnish: "Eonite"

Verso inscribed with pencil along upper margin :
2 + 2 DP -- Cadm Red Light (Gru F.) -- Pure Cobalt Violet (Rhenish) -- Cerul Bl (Shiva).

Provenance:
Collection Eugen Gomringer, Frauenfeld;
Swiss private property.

Certificate of authenticity:
Written confirmation of authenticity by Nicolas Fox Weber, Executive Director, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany USA, 3. October, 2014.
The present work is registered under the number: 1959.1.111.

Annotation:
The present work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of paintings of Dr. Jeannette Redensek, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, USA.

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