JOSEF ALBERS "VARIANT MMA-3" 1970
While Josef Albers is synonymous with his influential "Homage to the Square" series, his "Variant" motif is his other highly sought after and super iconic work.
With the "Variants" Albers combines both a colored grid and rectangles, by positioning contrasting or similar colors, he creates dynamic off-kilter and hypnotic shapes. The entire composition has a lower vanishing point which creates an optical illusions that there is actually overlapping color within the structure. Albers would ultimately create ten different color combinations in the motif.
This example, in black, elephant gray, ghost white, charcoal and a bright blue that would make Yves Klein jealous.
For this silkscreen Albers continued working with the legendary Ives-Sillman printing studio. However it was produced to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 100 year anniversary.
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Signed, titled, numbered and dated 70 by the artist.
Metropolitan Museum blindstamp
From an edition of 100
Color silkscreen on Arches paper
24.5"H 26.5"W (work)
Very good condition.
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