Josef Albers, ‘Geometric Composition (Homage to the Square Series)’, 1977, Print, Color silkscreen, Cerbera Gallery
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Josef Albers

Geometric Composition (Homage to the Square Series), 1977

Color silkscreen
8 9/10 × 8 7/10 in
22.6 × 22.1 cm
Edition 1/1500
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Location
Kansas City
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About the work

Josef Albers’s extensive series, “Homage to the Square,” occupied him for more than 25 years. The …

Cerbera Gallery
Kansas City

“Homages to the Square als Wechselwirkung der Farbe.“ with a preface by Jürgen Wißmann (see

Medium
Condition
Very Good
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
Homage to the Square Series
Publisher
Aurel Bongers Verlag, 1977
Image rights
Cerbera Gallery, Inc.
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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Josef Albers’s extensive series, “Homage to the Square,” occupied him for more than 25 years. The artist, an early student (and later, a professor) of the Bauhaus, the legendary German art and design school, was fascinated by the ability to create the illusion of three-dimensions using only color and spatial …

Cerbera Gallery
Kansas City

“Homages to the Square als Wechselwirkung der Farbe.“ with a preface by Jürgen Wißmann (see http://albersfoundation.org/templates/assets/JA&AA_Papers_FindingAid.pdf, page 115). It was published as a limited edition of 1500 by Aurel Bongers Verlag, Germany 1977 - 53 pp. - 23 × 25 cm.

Medium
Condition
Very Good
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
Homage to the Square Series
Publisher
Aurel Bongers Verlag, 1977
Image rights
Cerbera Gallery, Inc.
Josef Albers
German-American, 1888–1976
Follow

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

Geometric Composition (Homage to the Square Series), 1977

Color silkscreen
8 9/10 × 8 7/10 in
22.6 × 22.1 cm
Edition 1/1500
.
Sold
Location
Kansas City
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