JOSEF ALBERS "ORGANIC YELLOW" SCREENPRINT, 1970
Josef Albers (1888-1976) is remarkably affiliated with, or an active participant within numerous movements that have defined art history in the 20th century. He is one of the most important practitioners of minimalism and hard-edge abstraction.
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.
For this silkscreen Albers continued working with the legendary Ives-Sillman printing studio and was produced to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 100 year anniversary.
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"Homage to the Square: MMA-1"
Signed,dated and numbered by the artist.
From an edition of 100
24"H 24"W (sheet)
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