Collection

Josef Albers
American, b. Germany, 1888 - 1976

Study for Homage to the Square: "Open Land", 1964
Oil on masonite
Gift of the Woodward Foundation, Washington, D.C.
1976.92
Period: 20th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Unframed: 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (59.69 x 59.69 cm) Framed: 24 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (62.23 x 62.23 x 3.49 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Signed and dated (verso): Albers 1964
Inscribed (verso): (on a sticker) Security Storage Company/of Washington/FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT; (UL): 24 x 24 [circled]; (UR)/Study for/Homage to the Square:/"Open Land"/Ground: 6 coats of Liquitex (Permt Pigment)/Painting: paints used -- from center:/Cadmium Yellow Pale (Winsor + Newton)/Cadmium Yellow Medium 3 (Lefebvre)/Yellow Ochre Pale (Winsor + Newton)/Ochre D'Or (Lefebvre)/Albers' 1964/ [Not in Albers' hand: VARNISH -- VARNISH WITH BUTYL METHACRYLATE/ POLYMER IN XYLENE -- DANIEL GOLDREYER LTD. DEC 1963]
Published References v
Promised Gifts '77: p.38
Exhibition History v
Japan, Shimane Art Museum, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," March 7 - May 11, 2008. Cat. no. 46, p 101. Japan, Ishibashi Museum of Art, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," May 17 - July 20, 2008. Cat. no. , p . Japan, Yamagata Museum of Art, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," July 30 - August 31, 2008. Cat. no. , p. . Japan. Fuchu Art Museum, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," September 6 - November 3, 2008. Cat. no. , p. . Japan, Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," November 14 - December 14, 2008. Cat. , p. . Poughkeepsie, NY, FLLAC, Vassar College, "Promised Gifts '77," April 20 - May 22, 1977. Poughkeepsie, New York, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection," July 12 - September 8, 2013.
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