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Homage to the Square from Formulation: Articulation
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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Variant from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Variant from the Formulation: Articulation portfolio Portfolio 1, Folder 30, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Image Size: 9 x 14 i...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Trapezoid Composition from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
From the portfolio "Formulation: Articulation", created by Josef Albers in 1972. In the portfolio, there were 127 screenprints, with only the colophon bearing Albers' signature and t...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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Variant from the Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Variant from the Formulation: Articulation portfolio Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Image Size: 9 x 14 inches Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Variant from the Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Variant from the Formulation: Articulation portfolio Portfolio 2, Folder 18, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Image Size: 9 x 14 i...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I, Folder 2
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, " Formulation : Articulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are uns...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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"Formulation : Articulation," Portfolio I Folder 33
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
"Formulation : Articulation," Portfolio I Folder 33 Josef Albers is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He was born 1888 in Bottrop, Germany. In 1920 Albers joi...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Formulation :Articulation : Portfolio I Folder 25 (A)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, Formulation : Articulation, published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stllman. The individual images are unsigned...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 4
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Articulation : Formulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsi...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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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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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Formulation : Articulation Portfolio II Folder 31 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, Formulation : Articulation, published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned....
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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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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1970s Abstract Geometric 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 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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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio II, Folder 25 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. From the edition of 1000, t...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio II, Folder 26
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He was born 1888 in Bottrop, Germany. In 1920 Albers joined the Bauhaus movement in Weimar that focused on th...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio)
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 11, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Image: 10 x 13 inches...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

untitled from Formulation Articulation
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 Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

untitled from Formulation: Articulation
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 Op Art Abstract Prints

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untitled from Formulation: Articulation
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 Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

untitled 'Z' from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 16, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 i...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

untitled from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Portfolio I, Folio 33 from Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Edition Size:1000 Medium: Silkscreen Image Size: 12 x 13 inches Fram...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

untitled from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 1, Image 1 from Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Image Size: 10 x 12 i...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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untitled from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 26, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Image : 12.5 x 1...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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FORMULATION ARTICULATION
By Josef Albers
Located in Portland, ME
Albers, Josef. FORMULATION ARTICULATION. Abrams/Ives-Stillman, NY, 1972. Castleman, A Century of Artist's Books, page 138. Two volumes, gray linem portfolios, each in a gray linen sl...
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Variant from the Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Variant from the Formulation: Articulation portfolio Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Image Size: 9 x 14 inches Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

untitled from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 27, Image 2 Year: 1972 Medium: Screenprint Edition size: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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untitled from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: untitled from Formulation: Articulation Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches (38.1 x 50.8 cm) Frame Size: 22 x 22.75 inc...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Formulation: Articulation 1981.524.1.1
By Josef Albers
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A print by Josef Albers. "Formulation: Articulation 1981.524.1.1" is a screen print, executed in shades of blue and depicting abstracted, folded papers, by Post War artist Josef Albe...
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1970s Post-War Abstract Prints

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Screen

untitled from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 27, Image 1 Year: 1972 Medium: Screenprint Edition size: 1000 Paper Size: 15 ...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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Screen

untitled from Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio)
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 2, Folder 11, Image 2 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Paper Size: 15 x 20 i...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A print by Josef Albers. "Formulation: Articulation" is a geometric abstract screen print in a green and yellow palette by Post War artist Josef Albers. The artwork is numbered 1981....
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Abstract Prints

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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 6 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsig...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 8
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, Formulation : Articulation, published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigne...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Homage to the Square from Formulation: Articulation
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 Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Homage to the Square from Formulation: Articulation
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 Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Trapezoid Composition from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Trapezoid Composition from the Formulation: Articulation portfolio; Portfolio 2, Folder 25, Image I Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition Size: 1000 Imag...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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Screen

"Formulation : Articulation," Portfolio I Folder 16 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
"Formulation : Articulation," Portfolio I Folder 16 Josef Albers is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He was born 1888 in Bottrop, Germany. In 1920 Albers joi...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled from Formulation: Articulation 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 Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Untitled from Formulation: Articulation 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 Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

untitled 'Z' from Formulation: Articulation 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 Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio II Folder 1 (A)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation", published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsigne...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 17 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation" published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsig...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 10
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsigne...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Homage to the Square from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Title: Homage to the Square (double) from the Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Image Size: 7 x...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 17 (A)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsi...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 11 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Homage to the Square from Formulation: Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers Portfolio: Formulation: Articulation (Double Portfolio) Title: Portfolio 1, Folder 23, Image 2 Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen Edition: 1000 Image Size: 7 x 7 inc...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Josef Albers from Formulation, Articulation
By Josef Albers
Located in Stamford, CT
Josef Albers from formulation: Articulation, 1972. Silkscreen prints, folio II/ folder 10. Floated in 12-karat white gold gilt frame using all acid free archival materials. #176 of 1...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I, Folder 32A
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, Formulation : Articulation; published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned. A...
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1970s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Homage to the Square from Formulation: Articulation
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 Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Homage to the Square from Formulation: Articulation
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 Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 22
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation" published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I, Folder 27 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsigned...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Formulation : Articulation Portfolio I Folder 1 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Articulation : Formulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsigned...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 18 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, Formulation : Articulation, published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 9 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Articulation : Formulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsigned...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled from Formulation: Articulation 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 Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 27 (A)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsi...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 24 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are unsi...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I, Folder 14
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned....
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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Formulation Articulation I For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate formulation articulation i for your needs in our varied inventory. You can easily find an example made in the Minimalist style, while we also have 36 Minimalist versions to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a formulation articulation i may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 20th Century. If you’re looking to add a formulation articulation i to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, blue, beige, black and more. A formulation articulation i from Josef Albers — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in screen print, lithograph and abs.

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Josef Albers Biography and Important Works

The German-born American painter, writer, and educator Josef Albers 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. Albers 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 The 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, Albers 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 three-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.

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