Josef Albers, ‘Study for Homage to the Square’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square, 1999

Glazed Italian Porcelain in original Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) LA Box.
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$300
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $40 domestic, $145 rest of world
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Josef Albers’s extensive series, “Homage to the Square,” occupied him for more than 25 years. The …

Alpha 137 Gallery

New in original gift box! This long sold out limited edition 12-inch square glazed porcelain dish …

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Design/Decorative Art
Condition
The ceramic work is in excellent condition; the vintage box might have some age wear and minor handling, scuffing - but otherwise fine.
Signature
Josef Albers, "Study for Homage to the Square" 1954, Limited edition reproduction on ceramic, © 1999 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
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Manufacturer
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in collaboration with MOCA
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 …

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New in original gift box! This long sold out limited edition 12-inch square glazed porcelain dish was made in Italy and comes in a beautiful, three-color gift box (image shown). It is microwave and dishwasher safe and makes a lovely gift!

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Condition
The ceramic work is in excellent condition; the vintage box might have some age wear and minor handling, scuffing - but otherwise fine.
Signature
Josef Albers, "Study for Homage to the Square" 1954, Limited edition reproduction on ceramic, © 1999 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in collaboration with MOCA
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

Study for Homage to the Square, 1999

Glazed Italian Porcelain in original Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) LA Box.
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$300
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $40 domestic, $145 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
Secure payment
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Learn more.
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