Collection

Josef Albers
American, b. Germany, 1888 - 1976

Homage to the Square: Bright Air, 1954
Oil on masonite
Bequest of Edith Ferry Hooper, class of 1932
1997.3.1
Period: 20th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Framed: 24 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (62.23 x 62.23 x 3.49 cm) Unframed: 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (59.69 x 59.69 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Signed and dated (LRC, etched in paint, monogram): A 54; (verso, UR) Albers '54
Inscribed (verso, UL, printed on label): sidney janis gallery / 15 east 57 st. / NY 22; (typed on same label): Albers / Homage to the Square: Bright Air / Oil / 1954 / 23 1/2” x 23 1/2” / #5081; (verso, LC on board, in marker): E. F. Hooper / 1100 Copper Hill Rd. / Baltimore 9 Md.; (verso, UR on board, in marker): Homage to the Square: “Bright Air” / Albers ‘54; (verso, additional inscriptions at RC): Ground: [?] coats of Luminall (Cadein) with addition of Linseed oil, damar varnish + turpentine / Painting: paints used (from center)/Cadmium Orange (Shiva) (casein)/Yellow Ochre (Grumbacher) (casein)/Mixture of Monastral Blue (Greco) + Zinc White (Winsor + Newton) -- oil/all in one primary coat without additional painting medium; (verso, on top member, typed on label): Receipt No. 38889-1, 6/24/59 to Hooper: Albers - HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: BRIGHT AIR
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. 45, p 100. 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, 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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