JOSEF ALBERS "YELLOW COMPOSITION" SCREENPRINT, 1973
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 an influential 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.
This composition is based on a glass painting Albers created in 1929 entitled "Bowers".
During the early 1970's Albers revisited some of these early works and revived the motif for a small number of prints.
The influence of Mondrian is highly apparent.
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Signed, numbered 51/100 and dated '73 by the artist.
Screenprint on German etching paper
Published Ives-Sillman, New Haven
11.5"H 16"W (sheet)
20"H 23"W framed