Josef Albers - Editions & Works on Paper New York Monday, October 24, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is—as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually."
    —Josef Albers


The Interaction of Color

The set of 75 screenprints in colors (lacking plates IV-3; VIII-1; VIII-2; XI-1; and XVI-1), on wove paper, with full margins, some with cut-out overlays, the sheets loose and folded (as issued), with the accompanying hardcover text in English and softcover commentary in English, all contained in the original black paper portfolio box and brown cloth-covered slipcase.
all I. various sizes
unfolded S. 13 x 20 in. (33 x 50.8 cm)
slipcase 14 1/2 x 11 x 5 1/2 in. (36.8 x 27.9 x 14 cm)

From the unnumbered edition of 2000 (there were also 50 signed and numbered copies), published by Yale University Press, New Haven, see condition report for detailed description.

Full Cataloguing

$2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $3,024

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 - 26 October 2022