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Josef Albers (American/German, 1888–1976)
LOT ID: 66474
Variant V (+ 2 works; set of 3 works), 1969

Embossing
20.2 х 26.1 in. (51.31 x 66.29 cm.)
Signed, and dated, lower right; titled and numbered, lower left
Edition 13/100
Lot description
1) Variant V (from the Ten Variants portfolio), 1966
screenprint on paper
10 x 14 in
Signed, titled, dated and numbered to lower margin 'Variant V 126-200 JA '66' with embossed artist's cipher. This work is number 126 from the edition of 200 published by Ives-Sillman, Inc.
LITERATURE: The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonné 1915-1976, Danilowitz, 173.5

Very Good Condition. Two small spots that might look to be on the glass. Not examined out of frame.


2) Embossed linear construction 2-A
ELC 2-A
Primary Insc: signed and dated, lower right, pencil "A'69" titled, lower left, pencil "ELC 2-A"
composition 22.4 h x 52.6 w cm
sheet 51.0 h x 66.4 w cm
Additional notes: Framed

3) Embossed linear construction 1-C
ELC 1-C
Primary Insc: signed and dated, lower right, pencil "A'69" titled, lower left, pencil "ELC 1-C"
composition 22.4 h x 52.6 w cm
sheet 51.0 h x 66.4 w cm
Additional notes: Framed


In this embossing, the rational approach taken by Josef Albers in art is effective in both idea and form. The shapes play on negative space and conjure anecdotal thoughts of both architectural notation and organic chemistry.

The German-born JOSEF ALBERS (1888-1976) remains known for his contributions as a painter, designer, writer, and teacher. Having taught at the Bauhaus until its forced closure by the Nazis in 1933, Albers was notably fluent in stained glass, typography, and furniture design. The artist’s affinity for square forms, as opposed to other geometrical shapes, arose from his belief in its emphasis on the man-made as set apart from the natural and apart from art emulating nature.
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