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Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

American, German, 1888-1976

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
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 Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Josef Albers vinyl record art
By Josef Albers
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Josef Albers Album Art circa early 1960s: Vinyl record cover (containing its original record) brilliantly illustrated by Josef Albers in the early 1960s. Looks fantastic framed. Off...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Arrived
By Josef Albers
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed screenprint on Rives BFK paper by German-American artist Josef Albers (1888-1976) titled "Arrived", 1965. Hand pencil signed and dated by Albers lower right, and t...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Formulation : Articulation Portfolio II Folder 15 (A)
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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JHM - II
By Josef Albers
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed screenprint on German Etching paper by German-American artist Josef Albers (1888-1976) titled "JHM - II", 1973. Hand pencil monogram signed and dated by Albers low...
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Josef Albers vinyl record art
By Josef Albers
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Josef Albers Album Art circa early 1960s: Vinyl record cover (containing its original record) brilliantly illustrated by Josef Albers in the early 1960s. Looks fantastic framed. Off...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Pair of Albers: Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folders 17 (A) and (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Two silkscreen prints by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Formulation : Articulation" published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images...
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1970s Abstract Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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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 Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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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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Variant VII from Ten Variants
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Screenprint on Rives BFK paper, with full margins, portfolio 212 of edition of 300 published by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven with their blind stamp in lower right corner of margin. ...
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Thaw
By Josef Albers
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper by German-American artist Josef Albers (1888-1976) titled "Thaw", 1962. Issued unsigned. Limited edition: 250. Comes from Al...
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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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Tenuous
By Josef Albers
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper by German-American artist Josef Albers (1888-1976) titled "Tenuous", 1962. Issued unsigned. Limited edition: 250. Comes from...
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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 23 (A) "Homage to the Square"
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Two color screenprints on a single folded sheet by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Articulation : Formulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sti...
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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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1970s Minimalist Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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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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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 Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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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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Formulation : Articulation Portfolio II 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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Formulation : Articulation Portfolio II Folder 5 "Homage to the Square"
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Screenprint by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Articulation : Formulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned...
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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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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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Formulation : Articulation Portfolio II Folder 18, Matted
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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"Albers - Galerie Melki Paris (gray)" Homage to the Square Mid Century poster
By Josef Albers
Located in Boston, MA
A rare original silkscreen for Josef Albers’ exhibition at the Galerie Melki in Paris in 1973, depicting his most renowned series, “Homage to the Square,” in yellow and gray. In exc...
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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio II Folder 22 (A)
By Josef Albers
Located in Scarsdale, NY
Multiple shades of brown create this silkscreen by Josef Albers from, "Articulation : Formulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual...
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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio II, Folder 28 (B) "Homage to the Square"
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
"Formulation : Articulation" published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned. Albers' signature appears on the title page of Por...
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EK Ib
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Portfolio: Homage to the Square: Edition Keller Ia-Ik Printer: Herbert Geier, Ingolstadt Publisher: Josef Keller Verlag, Starnberg Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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1970s Abstract Geometric Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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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 Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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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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Articulation : Formulation, Portfolio I Folder 11 (A)
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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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 24 (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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Variant II, from 10 variants
By Josef Albers
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Josef Albers Variant II, from 10 Variants 1966 Screenprint on rives BFK paper 17 x 17 in. Edition of 200 Initial in pencil, dated, numbered and titled Accomp...
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1960s Bauhaus Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Variant II from Ten Variants
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Screenprint on Rives BFK paper, with full margins, portfolio 212 of edition of 300 published by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven with their blind stamp in lower right corner of margin. ...
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SP III
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Sheet size: 24 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches Frame size: 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches Printer: Edition Domberger, Germany Publisher: Edition Domberger, Germany Edition: 125, plus proofs Catalogue r...
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1972 Josef Albers 'Formulation: Articulation Portfolio 1, Folder 3' Abstract
By Josef Albers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 40 inches ( 38.1 x 101.6 cm ) Image Size: 13 x 18 inches ( 33.02 x 45.72 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional Deta...
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Variant from the 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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Variant III from Ten Variants
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Screenprint in grays, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins, portfolio 212 of edition of 300 published by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven with their blind stamp in lower right corner o...
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Lithograph

Formulation : Articulation Portfolio II Folder 17 (A) "Homage to the Square"
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Screenprint by Josef Albers from his classic work, "Articulation : Formulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned...
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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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Olympische Spielen Muenchen, framed Screenprint Poster by Josef Albers
By Josef Albers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Josef Albers, German (1888 - 1976) Title: Olympische Spielen Muenchen Year: 1970 (published 1972) Medium: Silkscreen Poster, signed in the plate Edition: 3000 Size: 42 x 27 i...
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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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1970s Abstract Geometric Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Formulation : Articulation Portfolio I Folder 25 (A)
By Josef Albers
Located in Scarsdale, NY
A black, white, and grey silkscreen by Josef Albers from, "Articulation : Formulation," published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Stillman. The individual images are ...
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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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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph, Offset

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I, Folder 26, Matted
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 Contemporary Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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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 screen prints. With original cream linen slipcase. This is the German edition published by Josef Keller, Starnberg...
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Color, Lithograph, Screen

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio I Folder 30 (A)
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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Variant IV from Ten Variants
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Screenprint in grays and blues from Josef Albers Ten Variants. Printed on Rives BFK paper, with full margins, portfolio 212 of edition of 300, published by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Ha...
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Lithograph

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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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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1970s Minimalist Josef Albers Prints and Multiples

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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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Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio II, 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 - Sillman. The individual images are unsigned. A...
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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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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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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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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) 2-A, 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) 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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Josef Albers prints and multiples for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Josef Albers prints and multiples for sale. You can find work that includes elements of orange, red, blue and other colors if you are browsing the collection of prints and multiples to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom. You can also browse art by medium to find Josef Albers in offset print, lithograph, screen print and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Josef Albers prints and multiples, so small editions measuring 9.630000114440918 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Anthony Benjamin, Chryssa Vardea-Mavromichali and Charles Hinman. The price for these items starts at US$180 and tops out at US$48,000, while the average work can sell for US$1,608. Josef Albers prints and multiples prices can vary depending upon medium, time period and other attributes.
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