JOSEF ALBERS "ADV LIME" SILKSCREEN, 1969
This is an inimitable example of Josef Alber's mastery of color; a sharp lime green central square hovers above a dove gray square which rests on larger square in Dior gray.
Hypnotic, simple and striking Albers uses color and 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.
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.
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Signed and numbered 105/125 and dated 69 by the artist.
21.5"H 21.5"W (work)
Very good condition.