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Homage to the Square: On Near Sky

Artist:
Josef Albers (American (born Germany), Bottrop 1888–1976 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1963
Medium:
Oil on Masonite
Dimensions:
48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.40.8
Rights and Reproduction:
© Estate of Josef Albers/ Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): A 63; Signed, dated, and inscribed (verso): Homage to the Square:/ "On Near Sky" / Albers 1963 [Artist's description of media on verso]
the artist, New Haven and Orange, Conn. (1963–72; 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. 56.

Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogatá. "Color: 63 obras de arte por 56 artistas," February 20–March 16, 1975, no. 1.

Museo de Arte de São Paulo. "Color: 63 obras de arte por 56 artistas," April 7–May 11, 1975, no. 1.

Montevideo. Museo de Arts Plasticos. "Color: 63 obras de arte por 56 artistas," June 2–July 6, 1975, no. 1.

Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. "Color: 63 obras de arte por 56 artistas," July 28–August 31, 1975, no. 1.

Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City. "Color: 63 obras de arte por 56 artistas," September 22–October 26, 1975, no. 1.

Henry Geldzahler in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965–1975. New York, 1975, ill. p. 217.



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