Josef Albers

Squares: Blue and Cobalt Green in Cadmium Green
1958

Josef Albers, Squares: Blue and Cobalt Green in Cadmium Green
© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Oil on Masonite

40.5 × 40.5 cm / 15 15/16 × 15 15/16 in

Signed and dated »A 58« also signed, dated, titled »Squares: Blue and Cob. Green in Cadm. Green« and marked »16 x 16''«, »40.5 x 40.5 cm« and with handwritten detailed annotations on the used colours on the verso

The work has been registered as no. JAAF 1958.1.62 for the catalogue raisonné of the paintings currently being prepared by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, USA

Provenance

The artist’s studio; Collection Prof. Eugen Gomringer (acquired directly from the artist); Collection Branco Weiss, Zurich; Galerie Gimpel & Hanover, Zurich; Galerie István Schlégl, Zurich; Private Collection Munich (1984-2017)

Exhibitions
  • Galerie Ludorff, "Neuerwerbungen Herbst 2017", Dusseldorf 2017
  • Galerie Ludorff, „Cutting Edge: Albers. Gaul. Knoebel“, Dusseldorf 2017
Literature
  • Galerie Ludorff, "Cutting Edge – Albers. Gaul. Knoebel", Dusseldorf 2017, p. 15

About Josef Albers

As a teacher at Bauhaus and Black Mountain Collage, Josef Albers is regarded as an important pioneer of Op Art and color field painting. His oeuvre imperceptibly influences the abstract and concrete art.

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