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Variant from Formulation: Articulation, Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Variant, Portfolio I, Folio 28 , Image 1 from the portfolio Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Edition size: 1000 Medium: Silkscre...
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Variant from Formulation: Articulation, Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Variant, Portfolio 2, Folio 9 , Image 1 from the portfolio Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Edition size: 1000 Medium: Silkscree...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 25, Image 2 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 20 x 15 inches Frame Siz...
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Homage to the Square, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artis...
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Josef Albers Silkscreen
By Josef Albers
Located in Stamford, CT
Josef Albers from Formulation: Articulation, 1972. Silkscreen prints, Folio II / Folder 6 . Floated in 12 karat white gold gilt frame using all acid free archival materials. #176 of ...
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H 16.7 in. W 22.5 in. D 2 in.
Abstract Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artist...
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Trapezoid Composition Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artist...
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Rhombus Composition, Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artist...
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Minimalist Geometric Abstract Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artist...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 22, Image 1 from Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 972/1000 Pa...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artist...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 10, Image 2 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 in...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artist...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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Untitled from Formulation Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 14, Image 1 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Image size: 11.25 x 14.25 inch...
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Untitled from Formulation Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 24, Image 2 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Image size: 11.25 x 14.25 inch...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 30, Image 1 from Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Image Size: 12 x 11.5 inches Paper Size: 15 x 2...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 21, Image 2 from Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches [38.1 x 50.8 cm] Fr...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Untitled from the Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) - Portfolio 2, Folder 10, Image 2 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Pa...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 3, Image 2 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 in...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 13, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 i...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 13, Image 2 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 i...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 20, Image 1 from Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches [38.1 x 50.8 cm] Fr...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 29, Image 1 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Paper Size: ...
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Untitled from Formulation Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 9, Image 1 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Image size: 8 x 17 inches Paper...
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House from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 21, Image 2 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 i...
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Musical Clefs from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 16, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 i...
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Musical Clefs from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artis...
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GR I, Eclat Pattern, Silkscreen by Anni Albers 1970
By Anni Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Anni Albers, German/American (1899 - 1994) Title: GR I Year: 1970 Medium: Silkscreen on Arches Paper, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 46/100 Image Size: 20 x 16 inches...
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untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 10, Image 1 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x ...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Silkscreen Print by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Diptych Silkscreen Print,Folio I/Folder23 From Formulation Articulation, 1972, an edition of 1,000 Catalog Raisonee, "THE PRINTS OF JOSEF ALBERS: A CATALOGUE RAISONNE 1915-1976", pg...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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H 15.25 in. W 40.25 in. D 2 in.
Abstract Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 12, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x 50.8 cm) Frame: 18 x 22 inches from Formu...
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Abstract Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 15, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x 50.8 cm) Frame: 18 x 22 inches from Formu...
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Abstract Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 15, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x 50.8 cm) Frame: 22 x 27 inches from Formu...
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Geometric Abstract Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 17, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x 50.8 cm) Frame: 18 x 22 inches from Formu...
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I - S va I - Original Silkscreen by Josef Albers - 1969
By Josef Albers
Located in Roma, IT
I - S Va I is an original colored serigraph realized in 1969 by Josef Albers. Signed and dated in pencil on lower-right margin, numbered in pencil on lower-left margin. Edition of...
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Geometric Abstract Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artis...
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Geometric Abstract Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artis...
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Geometric Abstract Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 17, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x 50.8 cm) Frame: 18 x 22 inches from Formu...
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GR I, Eclat Pattern, Framed Silkscreen by Anni Albers
By Anni Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Anni Albers, German/American (1899 - 1994) Title: GR I Year: 1970 Medium: Silkscreen on Arches Paper, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 100 Image Size: 20 x 16 inches Si...
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GR I, Eclat Pattern, Framed Silkscreen by Anni Albers
By Anni Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Anni Albers, German/American (1899 - 1994) Title: GR I Year: 1970 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 100 Image Size: 20 x 16 inches Size: 29 x 24 in. ...
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Variant from Formulation: Articulation, Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a definitive survey of the artis...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Minimalist Geometric Abstract Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 21, Image 1 from the Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches ...
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Variant from Formulation: Articulation, Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Variant, Portfolio I, Folio 11 , Image 2 from the portfolio Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Edition size: 1000 Medium: Silkscre...
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Variant from Formulation: Articulation, Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Variant, Portfolio I, Folio 11 , Image 2 from the portfolio Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Edition size: 1000 Medium: Silkscre...
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GR I, Eclat Pattern, Framed Silkscreen by Anni Albers
By Anni Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Anni Albers, German/American (1899 - 1994) Title: GR I Year: 1970 Medium: Silkscreen on Arches Paper, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 100 Image Size: 20 x 16 inches Si...
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Variant from Formulation: Articulation, Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Variant, Portfolio 2, Folio 9 , Image 1 from the portfolio Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Edition size: 1000 Medium: Silkscree...
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Variant from Formulation: Articulation, Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Variant, Portfolio I, Folio 11 , Image 2 from the portfolio Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Edition size: 1000 Medium: Silkscre...
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Silkscreen Print from Formulation Articulation by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Silkscreen print from formulation articulation by Josef Albers.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 22, Image 1 from Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper ...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 25, Image 2 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 20 x 15 inches Frame Siz...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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Variant from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 11, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 in...
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untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 10, Image 1 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x ...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Untitled from Formulation Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 24, Image 2 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches [38...
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Variant from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 11, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 in...
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Untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 10, Image 2 from Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper ...
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untitled from Formulation: Articulation, Framed Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 10, Image 1 from Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x ...
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Homage the Square (Opalescent), Silkscreen by Josef Albers 1965
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Opalescent Josef Albers, German (1888–1976) Date: 1965 Screenprint, signed, numbered, dated, and titled in pencil Edition of 85/120 Image Size: 11 x 11 inches Frame Size: 22.5 x 22.5...
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1960s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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Albers Yellow and Oranges Silkscreen, Interaction of Color Homage to the Square
By Josef Albers
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a framed in white Mid-Century Modern abstract silkscreen by Josef Albers (1888-1976) entitled "Interaction of Color: Homage to the Square", 1973. Albers variations of "Hom...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Josef Albers, "Homage to the Square", signed silkscreen, Pace Prints, 1973
By Josef Albers, Pace Prints
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A silkscreen print by Josef Albers. Titled "I-S LXXIII B", produced in 1973, number 35 from a edition of 100. Printed by Pace Prints. Recently re-framed. Hand signed and numbered. ...
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Josef Albers Biography and Important Works

The German-born American painter, writer, and educator Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a pioneer of 20th century modernism, and an innovative practitioner of color theory. With his wife, the textile artist and printmaker Anni Albers (1899–1994), he shaped the development of a generation of American artists and designers through his teaching at the experimental Black Mountain College in North Carolina, and later at Yale University School of Art, where he was the chairman of the Department of Design from 1950-1958. He is widely known for his series of prints and paintings Homages to the Square, which he created between 1950 and 1975. His influential volume on color theory Interaction of Color was published in 1963.

Albers was born in Bottrop, Germany, and as a young man he studied art education, earning certification from the Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin in 1915. He entered the legendary Bauhaus school in Weimar in 1920. The Bauhaus had been established by Walter Gropius in 1919, in the immediate aftermath of World War I, with the hope that its innovative curriculum would foster connections between architecture, art, and traditional crafts. In 1923 Albers began teaching the Vorkurs, the introductory class in which new students learned to work with each of the key artists’ materials, along with color theory, composition, construction, and design. Albers was a polymath, and the multidisciplinary environment of the Bauhaus was fertile ground for his artistic ambitions. When the school moved from Weimar to Dessau in 1925, he became a full professor, and in addition to glass and metal, he designed typefaces and furniture. While at the Bauhaus, Albers drew inspiration from the work of his colleagues, the color theorist Johannes Itten, and the painter, photographer, and designer László Moholy-Nagy, with whom he co-taught the Vorkurs.

In 1933, the Bauhaus was shut down due to pressure from the Nazi Party, which perceived the school as being sympathetic to communist intellectuals. As Albers’ wife Anni was Jewish, the couple resolved to leave Germany, and settled in rural North Carolina. The architect Philip Johnson helped make arrangements for Albers to join the faculty of Black Mountain College as the head of the painting program, where he remained until 1949. While at Black Mountain, both Josef and Anni Albers became influential mentors to American artists including Ruth Asawa, Cy Twombly, and Robert Rauschenberg, while working alongside fellow professors Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and William de Kooning.

In 1950, joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Art where he would head the newly established Department of Design until his retirement in 1958. In the 1950s, the Alberses began taking trips to Mexico, where the colors and forms of the local art and architecture inspired both artists. In 1971, Albers became the first living artist whose work was the subject of a solo retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Though they worked in different mediums, Josef and Anni Albers’ work shares a fascination with color and geometry. Josef Albers’ compositions from the Homages to the Square series, such as Formulation: Articulation Portfolio II Folder 28 (B), from 1972 give deceptively simple shapes a novel vibrance as colors play off of one another. The hues in Articulation Portfolio II Folder 28 (B) work in concert to give the flat surface the distinct appearance of a tunnel or other 3-dimensional space; while the form on the left appears to move towards the viewer, the form on the right seems to lead directly into the canvas. Similarly, Anni Albers’ designs for textiles use graphic design to lend a sense of dynamism to flat works. Her Study for Unexecuted Wall Hanging (Bauhaus), from 1984 is a Mondrian-like pattern for a weaving in which different colors alternately recede and advance into the foreground, giving the image a sense of complexity and uncanny depth.

Josef Albers also created works of public art, including a delicate, geometric gold leaf mural called Two Structural Constellations for the lobby of the Corning Glass building in New York City in 1959. He designed a work called Two Portals for the lobby of the Time & Life Building in 1961, in which which and brown bands move towards two square panels made of bronze. Walter Gropius invited Albers to create a piece for the Pan Am Building, which he was designing with the architectural firm of Emery Roth & Sons. Albers reworked an existing glass piece from his Bauhaus days called City, and, fittingly, renamed it Manhattan.