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Homage to the Square: Glow, 1966

Josef Albers, American, b. Bottrop, Germany, 1888–1976

Acrylic on fiberboard, 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm) frame: 48 5/8 x 48 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (105.7 x 123.2 x 3.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.3

Provenance:
Unknown Source, Krefeld, Germany (via Galerie Denise Rene, Paris, 5 October 1967)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 5 October 1967-1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York. Paintings by Josef Albers, 5-31 October 1970.
ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY, Ireland. "ROSC '71: An International Art Exhibition," 24 October-29 December 1971, no. 3, ill. p. 23.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Golden Door: Artists-Immigrants of America 1876-1976," 20 May-20 October 1976, no. 125, ill. p. 277.
WALKER ARTS CENTER, Minneapolis. "Vice President's House," 15 December 1977-15 March 1978.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Josef Albers," 27 September 1979-23 March 1980, no cat.
LINGOTTO, Turin, Italy. "Arte Americana 1930-1970," 11 January 1992- 31 March 1992, p. 116.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration," 13 February-11 April 2010, no cat.
FUNDACIÓN JUAN MARCH, Madrid. "Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect," 28 March-6 July 2014, no. 94, color ill. pg. 150.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974) no. 866, p. 569-658.
PIPER, DAVID ed. Encyclopedia of Painting and Sculpture (London: Mitchell Beazley, 1979).
American Education Commemorative Postage Stamp, unveiled 28 April 1980, issued 12 September 1980.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS. Aviso (Monthly Dispatch) no. 9 (September 1980) p. 1.
HUMAN SERVICES DEVELOPMENT. Human Services Development Catalog (Boston, MA: Human Services Development, 1981) cover ill.
THE URBAN INSTITUTE, Washington D.C. 1982 Annual Report.
BRITSCH, RALPH A. and TODD A. BRITSCH. The Arts in Western Culture (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1985) fig. 16-32, p. 421.
WESTVACO PEOPLE. Excellence: An American Treasury (Westvaco Corporation, 1988) frontispiece II, p. 251-252.
UNSIGNED. "Where & When," The Washingtonian (December 1990) p. 47.
BURCHARD, HANK. "Now Everyone's a Critic," Washington Post Weekend (14 December 1990).
WELZENBACH, MICHAEL. "How to be an Art Critic," Washington Post (13 January 1991).
WHEELER, DANIEL. Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 to the Present (New York: The Vendome Press, 1991) fig. 423, p. 230.
KILIAN, MICHAEL. "Advance and Retreat," Chicago Tribune (10 January 1991) p. 12, sec. 5.
HOBBS, JACK and RICHARD SALOME. The Visual Experience (Worcester, MA: Davis Publications Inc., 1995) fig. 1-6 and fig.2-16, p. 7, 17, 301.
RAGANS, ROSALIND. Arttalk 3rd ed. (New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2000).

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Geometric Abstraction