Variant/Adobe
Artwork: Variant/Adobe
Size: 40.6 x 78.7 cm
Medium: Oil on masonite
Creation year: 1955
Marks: Signed with the artist's monogram and dated 48-55
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Executed in 1948-1955
Provenance: Estate of the artist; The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany;Waddington Custot Galleries, London; Acquired from the previous by the present owner
Exhibition history: New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden; Berlin, Bauhaus-Archiv; Pori Art Museum, Josef Albers: A Retrospective, March - December 1988, cat. no. 189, p. 234, illustrated; Chateau de Plieux, Josef Albers au Chateau de Plieux, July - September 1998, cat. no. 37; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect, April - August 2010, cat. no. 131, p. 174, illustrated in color; Paris, Galerie Denise Rene, Josef Albers, February - March 2012, cat. no. 6, illustrated in color; Perugia, Citta di Castello, Pinacoteca Comunale, Josef Albers Arte come esperienza: i metodi di insegnamento di un maestro del Bauhaus, March - June 2013, cat. no. 41, illustrated in color; Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop, Kunst als Erfahrung: Josef Albers als Lehrer – der Maler und seine Schüler, December 2013 - March 2014; London, Waddington Custot Galleries, Josef Albers: Black and White, May - June 2014, cat. no. 6, p. 33, illustrated in color

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2019-11-15
Lot Number: 121
Low Estimate: $250000 [+68%]
High Estimate: $350000 [+19%]
Hammer Price: $420000
Sold For: $524000
Notes: This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings by Josef Albers currently being prepared by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and is registered under 1976.1.1155