Josef Albers, ‘Film Society of Lincoln Center’, 1972, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera

Limited Edition


This limited edition vintage silkscreen poster was created commissioned by the List poster program to raise funds for Lincoln Center. "The 10th New York Film Festival" has a paper and image size of 50 x 26 inches. It was based on an original work by Albers, which was also created in 1972. Unframed, in good vintage condition with some gentle handling creases that should frame out just fine. -- Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Unsigned

Publisher: Vera List Art Program, Lincoln Center

Art at Lincoln Center: The Public Art and List Print and Poster Collections
By Charles A. Riley, II, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

About Josef Albers

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.

German-American, 1888-1976, Bottrop, Germany, based in Dessau, Germany, Black Mountain, North Carolina and New Haven, Connecticut