Josef Albers, ‘Homage to the Square Rug’, 2015, Artware Editions
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Josef Albers

Homage to the Square Rug, 2015

100% hand-tufted wool
69 × 69 in
175.3 × 175.3 cm
.
$1,250
Ships from Jersey City, NJ, US
Shipping: $250 domestic, $250 rest of world
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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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This beautiful, hand-tufted, 100% wool rug is adapted from the 1951 oil on masonite painting by …

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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, ‘Homage to the Square Rug’, 2015, Artware Editions
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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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This beautiful, hand-tufted, 100% wool rug is adapted from the 1951 oil on masonite painting by Josef Albers. The rug is available in a limited edition of 150 and produced in association with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Produced in association with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Medium
Condition
Brand new
Signature
Stitched-on tag shows edition details and stamped signature
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not 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.

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square Rug, 2015

100% hand-tufted wool
69 × 69 in
175.3 × 175.3 cm
.
$1,250
Ships from Jersey City, NJ, US
Shipping: $250 domestic, $250 rest of world
Locked
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