Lot Details

A stunning group of Alfred Jensen’s series of Duality images. Jensen was a leader in the Concrete Abstraction movement and, for inspiration, researched ancient calendar systems and symbolic number structures. He was also very enamored with prismatic light forms and incorporated Pythagorean number series into the compositional grids of his paintings. These prints form a series of explorations into those prismatic colors onto checkerboard grounds. It is very rare to find this complete group of four prints all together.

Some paper margin condition issues are noted in the condition report below. Image areas are very bright with clear impressions.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Remains of Hinges / Adhesive
Area: Verso, Margin
Notes: Duality I - hinge residue on verso
Duality II - hinge residue on verso
Degree: Moderate
Area: Margin
Location: Other location
Notes: Duality Triumphant III - Minor staining in lower left, upper left and upper right margin
Duality Triumphant IV - moderate staining in left margin
Degree: Moderate
Tears / Punctures / Holes
Area: Margin
Location: Upper right
Notes: Duality III - paper loss in upper right corner
Duality IV - paper loss in upper right corner
Degree: Minor
Water Damage or Warping
Area: Margin
Location: Upper right, Upper left, Overall
Notes: Duality I - Slight paper ripple, upper two corners
Duality II - Slight paper ripple, upper two corners
Duality III - Ripple in upper right edge of paper margin
Duality IV - Strong paper ripple down right side of paper margin
Degree: Moderate

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Private Collection, Ithaca, NY
  • Ships From: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 25.5 in. (101.6 x 64.77 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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