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    Brenda Danilowitz 224.2

  • Catalogue Essay

    An image of this print was used for the cover of The Prints of Josef Albers, A Catalogue Raisonné 1915-1976.

  • Artist Biography

    Josef Albers

    German-American • 1888 - 1976

    Josef Albers was a German-American artist and educator, best known for his series Homage to the Square. His rigid, geometric works focus on the interplay of color and shape, and Albers is considered one of the fathers of both Minimalism and Conceptual Art. 

    Albers was born in Bottrop, Germany, and relocated to Munich in 1919 to study at the city’s Academy of Fine Arts. Albers began his career as an educator at the famous Bauhaus in 1922, first as a stained glass instructor and then as a full professor in 1925. Working at the Bauhaus brought Albers into contact with many other famous artists of the period, including Kandinsky and Klee. When the Nazis forced the Bauhaus’ closure in 1933, Albers left Germany and settled permanently in the United States. 

    For ten years, Albers (and his wife, fellow artist Anni Albers) taught at Black Mountain College, a progressive school in North Carolina. Between his time there and later at Yale University, Albers taught a number of artists who would later become quite famous, including Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Eva Hesse, Ruth Asawa and Richard Anuszkiewicz.

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JHM-II

1973
Screenprint in colors, on German Etching paper, with full margins.
I. 15 x 15 in. (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
S. 25 x 35 in. (63.5 x 88.9 cm)

Signed, dated, titled and numbered 15/144 in pencil, published by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut (for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.), framed.

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Sold for $20,000

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Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection

New York Auction 18 April 2017