Josef Albers, ‘Wide Light’, 1962, Graves International Art
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Josef Albers

Wide Light, 1962

Screenprint
17 × 16 3/4 in
43.2 × 42.5 cm
Edition of 250
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
St. Augustine
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Graves International Art
St. Augustine

An original screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper by German-American artist Josef Albers …

Medium
Print
Condition
Clean sheet, vibrant colors. In excellent condition
Signature
Issued unsigned, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Portfolio: 'Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Josef Albers'
Publisher
Ives-Sillman, Inc.
Image rights
Copyright © Graves International Art
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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An original screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper by German-American artist Josef Albers (1888-1976) titled "Wide Light", 1962. This work was issued unsigned. Limited edition: 250. Portfolio: 'Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Josef Albers', a boxed portfolio of 10 screenprints. 10 of the …

Medium
Print
Condition
Clean sheet, vibrant colors. In excellent condition
Signature
Issued unsigned, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Portfolio: 'Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Josef Albers'
Publisher
Ives-Sillman, Inc.
Image rights
Copyright © Graves International Art
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

Wide Light, 1962

Screenprint
17 × 16 3/4 in
43.2 × 42.5 cm
Edition of 250
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
St. Augustine
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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