To acquire original art
work by Josef or Anni Albers:
Most of the Foundation's collection of work by Josef
and Anni Albers is inviolable and will never be sold. However, the
Foundation does sell a small and selected group of paintings and
prints through its authorized representatives. The Foundation has
appointed, as its worldwide exclusive representative for this purpose,
Galleries of London. Waddington
Galleries, in conjunction with the Foundation, has appointed,
as the American agent, The Pace Gallery
in New York.
If you are interested in acquiring original prints
by either Josef or Anni Albers, you should be in touch with the
Gallery in London. In cooperation with Waddington
Galleries and our Foundation, the Alan
Cristea Gallery controls representation worldwide of this body
of work. By arrangement with Alan Cristea, two New York galleries
also have selected prints by Josef Albers for sale: Hirschl
& Adler Galleries and The Pace Gallery
Additional work by both Josef and Anni Albers—not
coming directly from our Foundation—is sometimes available
in other galleries or in auctions.
To authenticate work:
Museums, galleries, and private collectors often
ask the Foundation to authenticate an object believed to have been
created by Josef or Anni Albers. In recent years, a substantial
number of Homages to the Square forgeries have appeared on the market.
You are urged to exercise utmost care to make certain that any painting
you have or wish to sell is in fact a work by Josef Albers.
If you wish to make sure that a painting or paintings
in your care or possession will be included in the catalogue raisonné
being prepared by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, there is
one and only one procedure that pertains. On a minimum of four occasions
a year, the Catalogue Raisonné Review Board—including
our curator, our conservator, and director—will convene here
at the premises of the Albers Foundation in Connecticut. We will
on such occasions look at any paintings under consideration for
the catalogue raisonné. Following those meetings, we will
inform the owners or consigners of the paintings whether or not
the works will be included in the catalogue.
To find out the date of the next meeting of the Catalogue
Raisonné Review Board, please be in touch with the Foundation.