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Josef Albers

Adjusted, 1944

Woodcut
13 3/5 × 16 in
34.6 × 40.6 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$10,000 - 15,000
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Cristea Roberts Gallery
London
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Image size 23.8 x 29.8 cm

Image size 23.8 x 29.8 cm

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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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About the work
Cristea Roberts Gallery
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Image size 23.8 x 29.8 cm

Image size 23.8 x 29.8 cm

Medium
Print
Price ranges of small prints by Josef Albers
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Browse works in this category
$1,650+
This work
$0
$1,725+
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

Adjusted, 1944

Woodcut
13 3/5 × 16 in
34.6 × 40.6 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$10,000 - 15,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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