JOSEF ALBERS "HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE" SERIGRAPH, 1967
If we were to play six degrees of separation in the art & design world, Josef Albers (1888-1976) would be Kevin Bacon.
Albers is connected to numerous movements and individuals who 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.
While the “Homage to the Square” series is compositionally simple, it is an excellent starting point for understanding the history, ideology and merits of abstraction in the 20th century.
Josef Albers: historically important, calming, instantly recognizable and sophisticated.
Note: This is the rare larger size of Albers' famous work.
This work is in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum.
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"Homage to the Square: SP - VII"
Signed, numbered 13/125 and dated '67 by the artist.
Serigraph on white board in a plexiglass box frame
19.5"H 19.5"W (square)
24.5"H 24.5"W framed
Very good condition.