Homage to the Square: Young

Artist:
Josef Albers (American (born Germany), Bottrop 1888–1976 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1951–52
Medium:
Oil on Masonite
Dimensions:
23 1/4 × 23 1/4 in. (59.1 × 59.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
George A. Hearn Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.174.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): A 51; signed, dated, and inscribed (verso): HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE:/ "Young"/ Albers '52 [Artist's description of media on verso]
the artist, New Haven, Conn. (until 1953; sold through the Sidney Janis Gallery, New York to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Three Centuries of American Painting," April 9–October 17, 1965, unnum. checklist.

Southampton, N. Y. Parrish Art Museum. "Twentieth Century American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 25–December 31, 1977, no. 25.

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. "La Peinture Américaine au 20e Siècle de la Collection du Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 28–August 23, 1978, no. 24 (as "Hommage au Carre: Young").

Helen A. Harrison. Twentieth Century American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, N. Y., 1977, p. 31, no. 25, ill.

Helen A. Harrison in La Peinture Américaine au 20e Siècle de la Collection du Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Brussels, 1978, unpaginated, no. 24, ill., reprints Ref. Harrison 1977.

Lowery S. Sims in 20th Century Art: Selections from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Vol. 2, Painting: 1945–1985. New York, 1986, pp. 24–25, ill. (color), erroneously identifies it as 53.174.2.