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Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

No artist has contributed more to our understanding of color than German-born painter, writer and educator Josef Albers (1888–1976). At the Bauhaus, Albers taught what was perhaps the first course dedicated to the study of how different hues interact with one another.

“In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually,” he wrote in The Interaction of Color, a compilation of his 30 years of research into color theory at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and Yale University School of Art, where he was head of the department of design.

Albers dismissed the notion that colors could be understood solely through their physical properties. Instead, he emphasized their unstable, seductive, character and the necessity of observing their behavior in different contexts. “If one says ‘red’ — the name of color — and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds,” he wrote. “And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.”

The wealth of prints, lithographs and other works by Albers are studies in color perception. The paintings of “Homage to the Square” — his most iconic series, begun in 1950 and stretching over more than 25 years — investigate the perceptual mutations produced when colors are juxtaposed in nested squares.

The simplicity of these compositions is deceptive, demonstrating as they do how the illusion of dimensionality and afterimages can be created using entirely flat forms. Albers painted nearly a thousand “homages,” and his treatment of color as a metamorphosing, magical element was crucial to the development of the Op art movement.

Browse a provocative collection of screenprints, lithographs and more by Josef Albers at 1stDibs.

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Artist: Josef Albers
Gray Instrumentation I by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Morton Grove, IL
Josef Albers (German/American, 1888-1976) Gray Instrumentation I, 1974 color screenprint signed, titled, and numbered in pencil edition of 36, #16/36 Framed: 20 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches ...
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1970s Abstract Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Thaw /// Bauhaus Abstract Geometric Josef Albers Screenprint Colorfield Minimal
By Josef Albers
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Josef Albers (German-American, 1888-1976) Title: "Thaw" Portfolio: Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Josef Albers *Issued unsigned Year: 1962 Medium: Original Screenprint on...
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I
By Josef Albers
Located in Cambridge, ON
Josef Albers (1888-1976) born in Bottrop, Germany, enrolled at the Bauhaus - the recently founded school of art, architecture, and design in Weimar, Germany - in 1920. Placing equal ...
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1970s Bauhaus Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Embossed Linear Constructions (ELC) 1-C, 1969
By Josef Albers
Located in Columbia, MO
Edition 38/100 Josef Albers (b.1888, Germany ) built legacies as an artist, designer, and teacher, and may be familiar to any former student of art or design (even if for only one, ...
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Embossed Linear Constructions (ELC) 2-B, 1969
By Josef Albers
Located in Columbia, MO
Edition 38/100 Josef Albers (b.1888, Germany ) built legacies as an artist, designer, and teacher, and may be familiar to any former student of art or design (even if for only one, ...
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Embossed Linear Constructions (ELC) 1-D, 1969
By Josef Albers
Located in Columbia, MO
Edition 38/100 Josef Albers (b.1888, Germany ) built legacies as an artist, designer, and teacher, and may be familiar to any former student of art or design (even if for only one, ...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Embossed Linear Constructions (ELC) 2-C, 1969
By Josef Albers
Located in Columbia, MO
Edition 38/100 Josef Albers (b.1888, Germany ) built legacies as an artist, designer, and teacher, and may be familiar to any former student of art or design (even if for only one, ...
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Munich 1972 Olympic Print, Danilowitz 213 Abstract Op Art hand signed & numbered
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Munich 1972 Olympic Games (Danilowitz 213), 1970 Color silkscreen on 250-gram Schöllers Hammer paper. Signed, dated and numbered 183/200 in graphite pencil on the front 40 × 25 1/2 × 3/10 inches Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Danilowitz, 213 Unframed Pencil signed and numbered from the limited edition of 200. By Josef Albers - famous color theorist and longtime influential head of the Yale University Art Department. This 1970 silkscreen was exhibited in the show "On Black Mountain: The Bauhaus Legacy in America", April 5, 2019-April 27, 2019 at the Sager Braudis Gallery in Columbia, Missouri. It is reproduced on page 8 of the exhibition catalogue. It features Albers signature ‘cinetic window’, and is an impressive piece of art and sports history. This is one of only 200 hand signed, dated and numbered prints - (NOT to be confused with the open poster edition of the same image on different paper, which, unlike the present work, only bears the artist's printed signature.) The present work was created in 1970 for the 1972 Munich Olympics. In anticipating of hosting the 1972 summer Olympics, Germany sought to create a positive image for itself. As Arnold Schwarzenegger would write in his memoir "Holding the Olympic Games in Munich was meant to symbolize West Germany's transformation and reemergence in to the community of nations as a modern democratic power". The Munich Olympics were billed as "the happy games" - a term that would become tragically ironic. In spite of, or rather because of, the ruthless killing of Israeli athletes by terrorists during the Munich Olympics, prints like this Albers silkscreen have become a poignant symbol of the enduring power of art to bring cultures together and promote peace. This Josef Albers Olympic...
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Either / Or
By Josef Albers
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"Either/Or" is a fantastic and iconic example of Josef Albers. This is an ideal piece for a young collector or for someone looking for a little gem by the master of color interaction...
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1970s Minimalist Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Homage to the Square: P1, F23, I2
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Homage to the Square - P1, F23, I2 Hand signed on the Colophon Screenprint on Mowhalk Superfine Bristol Paper Sheet: 15 x 20 inches 980/1000
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Homage to the Square: P1, F23, I1
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Homage to the Square - P1, F23, I1 Hand signed on the Colophon Screenprint on Mowhalk Superfine Bristol Paper Sheet: 15 x 20 inches 980/1000
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Variant FI-F17-I
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Variant FI-F17-I, 1972 Screenprint on Mowhalk Superfine Bristol paper 15 × 20 in 38.1 × 50.8 cm Edition 980/1000
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Homage to the Square
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Homage to the Square PII-F28, I1, 1972 Hand signed on the Colophon Screenprint on Mowhalk Superfine Bristol Paper Sheet: 15 x 20 inches 980/1000
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Variant FI-F17-II
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Variant FI-F17-II, 1972 Screenprint on Mowhalk Superfine Bristol paper 15 × 20 in 38.1 × 50.8 cm Edition 980/1000
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Homage to the Square
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Homage to the Square PII-F28, I2, 1972 Hand signed on the Colophon Screenprint on Mowhalk Superfine Bristol Paper Sheet: 15 x 20 inches 980/1000
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Homage to the Square
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Homage to the Square PII-F27, I2, 1972 Hand signed on the Colophon Screenprint on Mowhalk Superfine Bristol Paper Sheet: 15 x 20 inches 980/1000
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Homage to the Square
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Homage to the Square PII-F27, Ia, 1972 Hand signed on the Colophon Screenprint on Mowhalk Superfine Bristol Paper Sheet: 15 x 20 inches 980/1000
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1950s Josef Albers record cover art: set of 7 works (Albers album art)
By Josef Albers
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Josef Albers Album Art complete set of 7 circa late 1950s: A set of 7 vinyl record covers (containing their records) brilliantly designed by Josef Albers between 1958 and 1960. The set contains all known record illustrations attributed to Albers and looks fantastic framed as a group. Medium: Offset lithograph on vinyl album cover. 12x12 inches (dimensions applies to each individual). All covers are in good to very good overall vintage condition; minor shelf-wear; each record album is included in good overall vintage condition. Unsigned, from an edition of unknown. Exhibitions & Literature: Each featured & catalogued in the 2019 exhibition, ‘Sonic Albers’; David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY. Art & Vinyl (Franekel Gallery 2018). About Josef Albers: Josef Albers is best known for his seminal “Homage to the Square” series of the 1950s and '60s, which focused on the simplification of form and the interplay of shape and color. His abstract canvases employed rigid geometric compositions in order to emphasize the optical effects set off by his chosen color palettes. Albers was highly influential as a teacher, first at the Bauhaus in Germany alongside Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, and later with posts at Black Mountain College, Yale, and Harvard; he taught courses in design and color theory, and counted among his students such iconic artists as Eva Hesse, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Robert Rauschenberg & Cy Twombly. Albers is often cited among the forefathers of Minimalist, Conceptual, and Op art. Related Categories: Mid century modern. Pop Art. Contemporary art. Albers squares...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Josef Albers record art set of 4 works (Albers album art)
By Josef Albers
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Josef Albers Album Art circa late 1950s: A set of 4 vinyl record covers (containing their records) brilliantly designed by Josef Albers between 1958 and 1960. Looks fantastic framed ...
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Z Prism - P2, F16, I2, 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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Biconjugate - P1, F27, I2, Silkscreen by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Biconjugate - P1, F27, I2 - From the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original silkscreens that are a def...
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Seclusion
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers (German-American, b. 1888) Created for the limited edition 'Washburn College Bible' in 1979 as the frontispiece for Volume II. Framed in a clean-lined white lacquer fra...
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Formulation : Articulation. Folio of 2 prints
By Josef Albers
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
’Formulation : Articulation’ By Josef Albers Medium - Serigraph on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper. In Folio of 2 prints Signed - No Edition - 1000, Portfolio II, Folder 20 Size ...
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THE INTERACTION OF COLOR
By Josef Albers
Located in Portland, ME
(Albers, Josef). INTERACTION OF COLOR by Josef Albers. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1963. Edition of 2000 copies, of which there were 50 signed and numbered by Albers (this NOT ...
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Homage to the Square - P2, F17, I1, Abstract Screenprint by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
A green and gray composition that features a more dimensional rendition of Albers’ famous “Homage to the Square” series. The exterior ring of dark green flanks a window of gray befor...
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Variant - P1, F17, I1, Abstract Geometric Screenprint 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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Homage to the Square - P2, F14, I2
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 14, Image 2" from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origin...
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Viewing - P2, F3, I1, Geometric Abstract Screenprint 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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Homage to the Square, P2, F8, I1
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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Colossal Building - P1, F22, I1 from Formulation: Articulation (Portfolio)
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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Homage to the Square - P2, F32, I2
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 32, Image 2" from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origin...
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Homage to the Square - P2, F14, I1
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 14, Image 1 " from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origi...
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Homage to the Square - P2, F24, I2
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 24, Image 2" from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origin...
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Homage to the Square - P2, F17, I2
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2,Folder 17,Image 2" from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 original...
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Homage to the Square - P2, F32, I1
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 32, Image 1" from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origin...
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Homage to the Square, P2, F33, I1
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 33, Image 1" from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origin...
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Homage to the Square - P1, F5, I1
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 5, Image 1" from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origina...
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Homage to the Square - P2, F4, I2
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 4, Image 2" from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origina...
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Problem in Linear Construction - P2, F10, I1
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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Homage to the Square - P2, F5, I1
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 5, Image 1" from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origina...
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Variant - P1, F17, I2
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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Interaction of Color
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Portfolio with complete text folder, bound text volume and 80 color screenprints, loose as issued. The German edition. Published by Josef Keller, Starnberg. Original cream paste boa...
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Homage to the Square - P2, F13, I1, Josef Albers Silkscreen 1972
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
"Homage to the Square - Portfolio 2, Folder 13, Image 1 " from the portfolio “Formulation: Articulation” created by Josef Albers in 1972. This monumental series consists of 127 origi...
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"Josef Albers at the Met 1971 - 1972" Vintage Screen Print Poster Green
By Josef Albers
Located in Austin, TX
An screen print poster by Josef Albers that advertises his 1972 Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The print features a minimalist, op art design made up...
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Galerie Melkie 55 Rue de Seine Paris 6 Screen Print Poster
By Josef Albers
Located in Austin, TX
A screen print on paper poster by minimalist, op artist Joseph Albers advertising an exhibit at Galerie Melki, Paris, in 1973. The piece features a nested series of square color fie...
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Josef Albers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: P-Blue
By Josef Albers
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Josef Albers (1888-1976) is affiliated with numerous movements that defined art history in the 20th century. Art Historians credit Albers for fusing elements of American and European...
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1970s Minimalist Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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1970s Josef Albers Auguste Herbin exhibition poster (Albers prints)
By Josef Albers
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Josef Albers & Auguste Herbin Paris, 1975: Vintage original silk-screened exhibition poster published in conjunction with a joint exhibition by Auguste Herbin & Josef Albers at Galer...
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1970s Modern Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Josef Albers, Blue Reminding, dazzling 1967 silkscreen (signed/numbered) Framed
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers Blue Reminding, 1966 Silkscreen in colours, on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper, with full margins Hand signed, titled, numbered 136/200 and dated in pencil by the artist on the front Bibliography: Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Danilowitz 168. Printed by Sirocco Screenprints, New Haven. Published by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven (Danilowitz 168) Frame included: This exquisite Albers silkscreen...
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Denise Rene Poster
By Josef Albers
Located in Austin, TX
A vintage screen print poster by minimalist, op artist Joseph Albers from 1968. The piece advertises and exhibit of paintings and graphic works at Denise Rene, a Paris Art Gallery. ...
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Perceptual Ambiguity F2-F25
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
This work is from the series Formulation Articulation consisting of 127 original silkscreens, selected from forty years of Albers' study of the conceptual relationship between color ...
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Perceptual Ambiguity F2-F25 1
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
This work is from the series Formulation Articulation consisting of 127 original silkscreens, selected from forty years of Albers' study of the conceptual relationship between color ...
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"Denise Rene" Yellow Screen Print Poster
By Josef Albers
Located in Austin, TX
A vintage screen print poster by minimalist, op artist Joseph Albers from 1968. The piece advertises and exhibit of paintings and graphic works at Denise Rene, a Paris Art Gallery. ...
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Bands/Posts - P1, F3, I2
By Josef Albers
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Josef Albers (1888-1976) is remarkably affiliated with numerous movements that have defined art history in the 20th century. Art Historians credit Albers for fusing elements of Ameri...
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Bowers (Lauben) F1, F24, II
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
This work is from the series Formulation Articulation consisting of 127 original silkscreens, selected from forty years of Albers' study of the conceptual relationship between color ...
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Bowers (Lauben) F1, F24, I
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
This work is from the series Formulation Articulation consisting of 127 original silkscreens, selected from forty years of Albers' study of the conceptual relationship between color ...
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Opposing Construction FII-F15-2
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
This work is from the series Formulation Articulation consisting of 127 original silkscreens, selected from forty years of Albers' study of the conceptual relationship between color ...
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Variant FII-F29, I
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
This work is from the series Formulation Articulation consisting of 127 original silkscreens, selected from forty years of Albers' study of the conceptual relationship between color ...
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Opposing Construction FII-F15-1
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
This work is from the series Formulation Articulation consisting of 127 original silkscreens, selected from forty years of Albers' study of the conceptual relationship between color ...
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Questions About Josef Albers Prints and Multiples
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Anni Albers designed textiles. She also produced decorative objects out of textiles she created. Today, the German-American artist is well known for her rugs and wall hangings. On 1stDibs, you can shop a variety of Anni Albers art and furniture.
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    Josef Albers is an artist associated with the Bauhaus movement who lived from 1888 to 1976. He developed an important color theory hypothesis and employed it in works like his "Homage to the Square" series. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Josef Albers art.
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    Josef Albers was born on March 19, 1888, in Bottrop, Germany. He would go on to become a leader of the modern art movement and to make huge strides in the area of color theory research. Shop a selection of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers is known for his work as a painter, educator and writer. His work as an artist helped to define the modern period and advance color theory, changing the way future generations approached their own art. His "Homage to the Square" series contains his most famous pieces. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Josef Albers art.
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    To pronounce Josef Albers, say "JOW-suf ALL-burz." His first name is the German spelling of the English name Joseph and said in much the same way. His last name is also of German origin. On 1stDibs, find a range of Josef Albers art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    What inspired Josef Albers changed over the course of his life. During the Bauhaus period, his colleagues Johannes Itten and László Moholy-Nagy greatly influenced his work. In the 1950s, Albers and his wife, textile artist Anni Albers, frequently traveled to Mexico to draw inspiration from the local architecture and art. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Josef Albers art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers taught at more than one school during the course of his life. After a brief period of time as an elementary school teacher in Bottrop, Germany, he enrolled in the Bauhaus school and began teaching classes there within a few years. After moving to the U.S., he taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and the Yale University School of Art in Connecticut. Shop a range of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers's parents were Magdalena and Lorenz Albers. His father worked as a handyman, painting houses, performing repairs and doing carpentry jobs, and his mother came from a long line of blacksmiths. You'll find a variety of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers usually painted with a palette knife instead of a paintbrush, liking how the increased level of control allowed him to create sharp, well-defined lines. He rarely used a palette, normally applying paint right from the tube. Usually, he produced his pieces on Masonite board to add texture to the compositions. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Josef Albers art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers framed his work in different ways throughout his career, but he is most well known for the compositions of his "Homage to the Square" series. These oil paintings featured bold squares in varying hues that demonstrated how colors impact one another. Albers framed the squares with mathematical precision, masterfully fusing geometry with art. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Josef Albers artistic expression.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Over the course of his long career, Josef Albers painted in more than one movement. His early work fits the characteristics of Bauhaus artists, while his later compositions are in line with the features of geometric abstraction. Find a collection of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers used the same materials throughout his career. Usually, he preferred oil paints, which he applied with a palette knife instead of a brush. Much of his work appears on textured masonite board. Find a selection of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers's color theory holds that the only way to fully understand a single color is to view it alongside other colors. He believed that surrounding colors had the ability to change the perception of a hue, and he used his "Homage to the Square" series to demonstrate this. Find a variety of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers taught many subjects at the Bauhaus. When he began as a teacher, he oversaw the Vorkurs, the introductory course that reviewed composition, construction, design, color theory and other fundamentals. In later years, he became a full professor and expanded his course offerings. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Josef Albers art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers came to America in 1933 after the Nazis shuttered the Bauhaus. He and his wife, the textile artist Anni Albers, originally settled in North Carolina. During his time there, Albers taught at Black Mountain College. Shop a variety of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Josef Albers's art is generally not considered fauve. Fauvism refers to an art movement that lasted from 1904 to around 1910 and included artists like Henri Matisse and André Derain. Although these artists' use of color likely influenced Josef Albers, historians associate him with the Bauhaus movement that lasted from 1919 to 1933. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Josef Albers art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers taught at the Yale University School of Art from 1950 until 1958. In addition to instructing classes, he served as the dean of the university's Department of Design. You can find a range of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers went to more than one school during the course of his life. He attended the Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin and earned a teaching certification after he graduated in 1915. In 1920, he enrolled at the Bauhaus school. Within three years, he began teaching the introductory course at the institution. Shop a collection of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To get Josef Albers paintings appraised, search for certified art appraisers in your area who are knowledgeable about works from the modern period. You may be able to get a rough idea of the value from an online search, but a true determination of what a painting is worth requires a close inspection by a professional. On 1stDibs, find a collection of expertly vetted Josef Albers art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Josef Albers taught at an elementary school in the town of Bottrop, Germany, during the early 20th century. The name of the school is unknown. Albers would go on to teach at the Bauhaus and Yale University. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Josef Albers art.

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