Modern Design /03 October 2004

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Josef Albers

Homage to the Square (SP VII)
Editions Domberger, Stuttgart
Germany/USA, 1967
screenprint on board
23½ h × 23½ w in (60 × 60 cm)

Signed, dated, titled and numbered 26 from the edition of 125 lower margin. Literature: The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonne, 1915-1976, Albers and Danilowitz, 175.7

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $1,800

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Josef Albers 1888–1976

From a young age, Josef Albers possessed an innate interest in glass and color. His father was a painter, and as a child, Albers loved to watch his father create. Albers commenced his formal training in art under the Dutch glass artist Jan Thorn-Prikker, who was a former follower of Henry Van der Velde. Beginning his studies at the Bauhaus in 1920, Albers quickly became involved in new experimentations in glass and painting. While he was a student, Albers began dating Anni Fleischmann, a talented student in textiles at the Bauhaus and in 1925 the two married. That same year, Josef became the Bauhaus master, the first student to hold the position.

Auction Results Josef Albers

Josef Albers

Intaglio Duo B
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,750

Josef Albers

Dark
estimate: $200,000–300,000
result: $557,000

Josef Albers

Variants
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $10,000

Josef Albers

Untitled
estimate: $300–500
result: $1,063

Josef Albers

White Line Square V
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $8,125

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $13,750

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square: Slate and Sky
estimate: $300,000–500,000
result: $485,000

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square
estimate: $700–900
result: $4,375

Josef Albers

Formulations/Articulations I & II
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,000

Josef Albers

Variant IV (from the Ten Variants portfolio)
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $2,032

Josef Albers

Variant V (from the Ten Variants portfolio)
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $1,625

Josef Albers

Variant IV (from the Ten Variants portfolio)
estimate: $2,500–3,500

Josef Albers

Variant V (from the Ten Variants portfolio)
estimate: $2,500–3,500

Josef Albers

Never Before a (from the Never Before portfolio)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,250

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to a Square platter
estimate: $100–150
result: $159

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,524

Josef Albers

P. Blue
estimate: $500–700
result: $500

Josef Albers

Interaction of Color
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,125

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to a Square platter
estimate: $500–700
result: $635

Josef Albers

Untitled
estimate: $700–900
result: $633

Josef Albers

WLS iII
estimate: $600–800
result: $978

Josef Albers

WLS XIII
estimate: $600–800
result: $920

Josef Albers

Formulations - Articulations I & II
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $7,200

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square
estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $144,000

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