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Josef Albers

Sample Portfolio (White Line Squares I-XIII), 1966

The complete set of eight reproductive color prints on wove paper
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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1966, each sequentially stamp numbered in the bottom margin, with wide margins. The complete set of …

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1966, each sequentially stamp numbered in the bottom margin, with wide margins. The complete set of eight reproductive color prints on wove paper, used to promote the release by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles of the lithographs, individually framed, with original embossed paper slipcase and informational sheet.

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Each sequentially stamp numbered in the bottom margin, with wide margins
Josef Albers
German-American, 1888–1976
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Josef Albers is best known for his seminal “Homage to the Square” series of the 1950s and '60s, which focused on the simplification of form and the interplay of shape and color. “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature,” he once said. “I prefer to see with closed eyes.” His abstract canvases employed rigid geometric compositions in order to emphasize the optical effects set off by his chosen color palettes. Albers was highly influential as a teacher, first at the Bauhaus in Germany alongside Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, and later with posts at Black Mountain College, Yale, and Harvard; he taught courses in design and color theory, and counted among his students such iconic artists as Eva Hesse, Cy Twombly, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Robert Rauschenberg. He is often cited among the progenitors of Minimalist, Conceptual, and Op art.

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1966, each sequentially stamp numbered in the bottom margin, with wide margins. The complete set of …

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1966, each sequentially stamp numbered in the bottom margin, with wide margins. The complete set of eight reproductive color prints on wove paper, used to promote the release by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles of the lithographs, individually framed, with original embossed paper slipcase and informational sheet.

all sheets …

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Signature
Each sequentially stamp numbered in the bottom margin, with wide margins
Josef Albers
German-American, 1888–1976
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Josef Albers is best known for his seminal “Homage to the Square” series of the 1950s and '60s, which focused on the simplification of form and the interplay of shape and color. “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature,” he once said. “I prefer to see with closed eyes.” His abstract canvases employed rigid geometric compositions in order to emphasize the optical effects set off by his chosen color palettes. Albers was highly influential as a teacher, first at the Bauhaus in Germany alongside Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, and later with posts at Black Mountain College, Yale, and Harvard; he taught courses in design and color theory, and counted among his students such iconic artists as Eva Hesse, Cy Twombly, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Robert Rauschenberg. He is often cited among the progenitors of Minimalist, Conceptual, and Op art.

Josef Albers

Sample Portfolio (White Line Squares I-XIII), 1966

The complete set of eight reproductive color prints on wove paper
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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