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Josef Albers

Formulation Articulation I and II, 1972

The complete set of 127 screenprints in colors, on 66 sheets of wove paper, folded (as issued), with full margins, with colophon, all contained in two original linen-covered portfolios and gray slip cases
20 7/10 × 15 3/5 × 2 1/2 in
52.7 × 39.7 × 6.4 cm
Edition 59/1000
$25,000
location
Atlanta
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Condition
The prints are in excellent condition and have not been removed from the original cases other than to verify condition
Signature
Signed and numbered '59' in black ink on the colophon
Frame
Not included
Publisher
co-published by Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, and Ives Sillman Inc., New Haven.
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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
Medium
Print
Condition
The prints are in excellent condition and have not been removed from the original cases other than to verify condition
Signature
Signed and numbered '59' in black ink on the colophon
Frame
Not included
Publisher
co-published by Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, and Ives Sillman Inc., New Haven.
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Josef Albers
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$12,000+
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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.

Josef Albers

Formulation Articulation I and II, 1972

The complete set of 127 screenprints in colors, on 66 sheets of wove paper, folded (as issued), with full margins, with colophon, all contained in two original linen-covered portfolios and gray slip cases
20 7/10 × 15 3/5 × 2 1/2 in
52.7 × 39.7 × 6.4 cm
Edition 59/1000
$25,000
location
Atlanta
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