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Homage to the Square: Frontal Backing

Artist:
Josef Albers (American (born Germany), Bottrop 1888–1976 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1970
Medium:
Oil on Masonite
Dimensions:
40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.40.10
Rights and Reproduction:
© Estate of Josef Albers/ Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (verso ): Homage to the Square:/ "Frontal-Backing" / Albers 1970 [Artist's description of media on verso]
the artist, Orange, Conn. (1970–72; his gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Josef Albers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Exhibition of His Paintings and Prints," November 19, 1971–January 11, 1972, no. 99.

Henry Geldzahler in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965–1975. New York, 1975, ill. p. 218.



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