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Homage to the Square: Precinct

Artist:
Josef Albers (American (born Germany), Bottrop 1888–1976 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1951
Medium:
Oil on Masonite
Dimensions:
31 3/4 x 31 3/4 in. (80.6 x 80.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
George A. Hearn Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.174.2
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:/ "Precinct" / Albers '51 [Artist's description of media on verso]
the artist, New Haven, Conn. (1951–53; 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.

Madrid. Fundación Juan March. "Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect," March 28–July 6, 2014, no. 60.

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, p. 24, ill. (color), erroneously identified as 53.174.1.

Jeannette Redensek in Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect. Exh. cat., Fundación Juan March. Madrid, 2014, pp. 38, 366, no. 60, ill. p. 113 (color).

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