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Josef Albers

Homage to the Square, ca. 1966

Silkscreen
30 1/2 × 30 1/2 in
77.5 × 77.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Josef Albers’s extensive series, “Homage to the Square,” occupied him for more than 25 years. The …

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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 …

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Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976)
Title: Homage to the Square
Year: circa 1966
Medium: …

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Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976)
Title: Homage to the Square
Year: circa 1966
Medium: Silkscreen
Image Size: 22.5 x 22.5 inches
Frame Size: 30.5 x 30.5 inches

Condition
Very good
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
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 …

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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 …

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Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976)
Title: Homage to the Square
Year: circa 1966
Medium: …

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Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976)
Title: Homage to the Square
Year: circa 1966
Medium: Silkscreen
Image Size: 22.5 x 22.5 inches
Frame Size: 30.5 x 30.5 inches

Condition
Very good
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
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

Homage to the Square, ca. 1966

Silkscreen
30 1/2 × 30 1/2 in
77.5 × 77.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Sold
location
Long Island City
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