09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00 PMCalender

Josef Albers (German, 1888-1976) Grüne Erde / Sketch for a Composition

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


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.


Josef Albers, Albemarle, Anni Albers Foundation