09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00 PMCalender
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Josef Albers (German, 1888-1976) Grüne Erde / Sketch for a Composition

$28,440$24,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM

Description:

Josef Albers (German, 1888-1976)

Grüne Erde/Sketch for a Composition, c. 1940
Monogrammed "A" l.r., inscribed "Scetch [sic] for a composition" on the
mount l.r., titled in the margin u.l.
Oil and graphite on Albemarle paper, sheet size 4 1/4 x 6 5/8 in. (10.8 x 16.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Tape hinged to backing mat.

Provenance: Estate of an arts benefactor, New York.

N.B. We wish to thank the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation for their kind assistance with cataloguing the lot; it will be included in their forthcoming Josef Albers catalogue raisonné and is registered as number 1940.2.12.

Estimate $3,000-5,000

The sheet has staining from old (possibly cellophane?) tape along the edges, plus newer hinging tape. The image is very subtly light struck.

Keywords

Josef Albers, Albemarle, Anni Albers Foundation