Josef Albers (1888-1976)
Lot 14 Details
Josef Albers (1888-1976), German/American
INTROITUS (DEDICATION) (FROM GRAPHIC TECTONIC ONE PLATE FROM THE FOLIO OF EIGHT), 1942 [DANILOWITZ, 102 ]
Lithograph on Serir Whitewove paper; signed, titled, dated 42 and numbered 26/30 in pencil. Printed by Reinhard Schumann, Hickory, North Carolina.
Image/Sheet 14.1" x 7" — 35.9 x 17.9 cm.; 23.7" x 19" — 60.3 x 48.2 cm.
The Pollock Gallery Ltd., Toronto;
The Estate of The Pollock Gallery Limited, Toronto;
During the 1940’s, Albers made frequent trips to Mexico. Inspired by the abstract formal qualities of the architecture and artifacts in Mexico, and after experimenting with modulated lines, he made this series of lithographs with very precise linear and closely drawn parallel lines.