Homage to the square: early fusion
Germany, United States of America
19 Mar 1888 - 25 Mar 1976
oil on hardboard
121.5 x 121.5 cm board; 123.5 x 123.5 x 3.2 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., scratched into paint "A 66" and u.l. verso board, black fibre-tipped pen "...Albers' 1966".
W.H. Nolan and J.B. Pye Bequest Funds 1967
© Josef Albers, 1966/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Two decades of American painting:
- National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan 15 Oct 1966–27 Nov 1966
- The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Kyoto 10 Dec 1966–22 Jan 1967
- Lalit Kala Gallery, India 28 Mar 1967–30 Apr 1967
- National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne 06 Jun 1967–09 Jul 1967
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 26 Jul 1967–20 Aug 1967
Hard Edge, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 07 Aug 1999–24 Oct 1999
Some mysterious process, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Jun 2020–13 Sep 2020
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York/New York/United States of America, Purchased by the AGNSW from Sidney Janis Gallery 1967. Purchased through the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Referenced in 9 publications
Josef Albers, Interaction of color, New Haven, 1963.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 62 (colour illus.).
Edmund Capon AM, OBE and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'Contemporary Art', pg. 61-69, Sydney, 1984, 64 (colour illus.).
Susan Lee (Editor), Art investigator, ''Action and Reaction' - Art and Optics', pg. 226-227, Melbourne, 1998, 226 (colour illus.).
Elwyn Lynn, Bulletin, 'The Square Market', pg. 40, Sydney, 09 Sep 1967, 40.
Waldo Rasmussen, Two decades of American painting, Melbourne, 1967, (illus.). cat.no. 1
Donald Williams and Barbara Vance Wilson, From caves to canvas: an introduction to western art (Second edition), 'From the Inside: Abstract Expressionism and New Sculpture', pg.295-312, Sydney, 1998, 307, 308 (colour illus.).
Donald Williams and Barbara Vance Wilson, From caves to canvas: an introduction to western art, 'From the Inside: Abstract Expressionism', pg.249-262, Sydney, 1992, 262 (colour illus.).
1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967, 33. cat.no. 45