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After Josef Albers

Homage to the Square (Four Works), 1968

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Details

Lot 1
Four screenprints in colors
8.8 x 8.8 in (22.2 x 22.2 cm)
Unsigned

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Description

Present are four works by the great color theorist, Josef Albers. Designed for Eugen Gomringer’s 1968 monograph, ‘Josef Albers: His Work as Contribution to Visual Articulation in the Twentieth Century,’ these prints are rendered in shades of soft yellows, warm oranges, and pale blues. 'Homage to the Square' came to be Albers best known series, though he did not begin his interrogation of the shape until 1950 at the age of 60.


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About After Josef Albers

Josef Albers (German, 1888-1976) was a modern abstract artist and art educator who worked across multiple mediums, including glass, paintings, and prints. He is best known for his ‘Homage to the Square’ series, which featured squares of various colors nestled on top of one another. As an educator, he taught at Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale University working alongside Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, and molding the minds of Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly. In 1963, he published his treatise on color theory, ‘Interaction of Color.’