03-06-2009 03-07-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2446 Boston
March 6, 2009 12:00 PMCalender

Josef Albers (German, 1888-1976) Velocidad

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2446 Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2009 12:00PM


Josef Albers (German, 1888-1976)

Velocidad, 1940, edition of 20 (Danilowitz, 89). Titled, numbered, dedicated, signed, and dated "... 18/20... to Peggy and Louis McMillen Christmas '43 A... Albers 40" l.l., l.c. and l.r. Etching on paper, plate size 5 1/4 x 7 7/8 in., framed.
Condition: Toning, staining, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: From the collection of Louis Albert McMillen.
Estimate $1,000-2,000

The sheet measures 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. The main area of staining is to the lower right quadrant, and is rust colored. It reads like an area of foxing and is flat. There is soiling and staining to the margins. The toning of the sheet is even. There is masking tape to the edges on the reverse and some glue at the corners also verso.


Josef Albers, Louis McMillen, Peggy McMillen, Louis Albert McMillen