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Jospef Albers

Josef Albers (1888-1976) is considered one of the most influential abstract painters of the twentieth century, as well as an important designer and educator. Albers's artistic career, which bridged European and American Modernism, consisted mainly of a tightly focused investigation into the perceptual properties of color and spatial relationships. Working with simple geometric forms, Albers sought to produce the effects of chromatic interaction, in which the visual perception of a color is affected by those adjacent to it. Albers's precise application of color also created plays of space and depth, as the planar coloured shapes that make up the majority of his works appear to either recede into or protrude out of the picture plane.

Study for a Homage to the Square

Description: oil on blotting paper
Size: 11 ½ x 11 5/8in. (29.2 x 29.5cm.)
Notes: Executed circa 1960-1965

White Line Square XII

Description: lithograph in colours, on Arches Cover paper, 1966, initialed, titled and dated in pencil, numbered 85/125
Size: 20 3⁄4 x 20 3⁄4 in. (528 x 528 mm.)
Notes: published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamps and ink stamp on the reverse

Edition Keller

Description: screenprint in red, on Hahnemühle Buttenboard paper, 1970
Size: 21 5/8 x 21 5/8 in. (549 x 549 mm.)
Notes: Published by Josef Keller Verlag, Starnberg, Germany

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