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Josef Albers

I-S LXXb, 1970

Screenprint on German Etching paper
21 × 21 in
53.3 × 53.3 cm
Edition of 125
This is part of a limited edition set.
$10,000 - 15,000
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Cristea Roberts Gallery
London
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Image size 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Published on the occasion of Albers' 82nd birthday.

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Image size 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Published on the occasion of Albers' 82nd birthday.

Catalogue raisonné reference 197

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Signed and numbered 'A '70' lower left. Titled and dated lower right.
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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
Cristea Roberts Gallery
London
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Image size 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Published on the occasion of Albers' 82nd birthday.

Catalogue …

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Image size 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Published on the occasion of Albers' 82nd birthday.

Catalogue raisonné reference 197

Signature
Signed and numbered 'A '70' lower left. Titled and dated lower right.
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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

I-S LXXb, 1970

Screenprint on German Etching paper
21 × 21 in
53.3 × 53.3 cm
Edition of 125
This is part of a limited edition set.
$10,000 - 15,000
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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