The Museum of Our Wishes
The exhibition The Museum of Our Wishes came about in winter 1963-64 on the initiative of the Friends of Moderna Museet. A large number of works considered to be essential to the Museum’s collection were borrowed, and a miracle was achieved: Moderna Museet received a one-off grant of SEK 5 million from the Swedish government. Suddenly, the collection had grown to be one of the finest of its kind. The exhibition was pivotal to Moderna Museet’s further development. Works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Ernst, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio de Chirico, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso were thus added to the collection.
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© Josef Albers/Bildupphovsrätt 2020
Josef Albers
1888 - 1976
United States Study for Homage to the Square. Evident, 1960
Studie till Hyllning till kvadraten. Uppenbar
Olja på pannå
Bildmått: 102 × 102 cm
Purchase 1964 (The Museum of Our Wishes)
NM 5777 This artwork is not on display
- About the work
Josef Albers began working on his major series the Homage to the Square in  1950. He would produce hundreds of versions of the same basic composition of three or four squares nested inside on another, all with their own inner light, their own sense of space, until his death in 1976. This work forms part of the sereis and challenges our perception  of colours and scale. Albers wrote of Homage to the Square: "They all are of different palettes, and, therefore, so to speak, of different climates. Choice of the colours used, as well as their order, is aimed at an interaction - influencing and changing each other forth and back."
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