JOSEF ALBERS "INTAGLIO SOLO", 1962
This is the earliest and most minimal work by Josef Albers that Caviar20 has handled.
While Albers' influence on a number of major 20th century artists and movements is well-document, his anticipation of the Minimalist movement arguably does not receive the attention it deserves.
This inkless intaglio is a fine example of Josef Alber's mastery of geometric form; rectangles and parallelograms interact dance-like creating new forms that appear open and in motion.
Hypnotic, simple and striking Albers uses geometry to maximum affect. Another reminder that he is is one of the most important practitioners of minimalism and hard-edge abstraction.
Josef Albers (1888-1976) is remarkably affiliated with, or an active participant within numerous movements that have defined visual culture in the 20th century.
Albers was a student and later a professor at the Bauhaus in Germany.
After the prestigious academy was closed by the Nazis, Albers and his wife Anni (a noted textile designer) emigrated to the United States.
While Albers is best known for his series “Homage to the Square”, he was a significant mentor and taught major artists including Robert Rauchenberg, Cy Twombly and Eve Hesse at Black Mountain College and Yale.
Art Historians credit Albers for fusing elements of American and European abstraction while influencing minimalism, hard-edge painting and Op art.
His work is instantly recognizable and collected internationally.
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"Intaglio Solo XII"
Signed and numbered 14/35 and dated 62 by the artist.
Inkless Intaglio from a brass plate on Arches deckled paper
Printed at Yale University
14"H 22"W (work)
Very good condition.