Shades of Grey: Prints & Photography Online Auction

November 03, 2016

LOT 14
Josef Albers (1888-1976)
  • Josef Albers (1888-1976)
  • Josef Albers (1888-1976)
  • Josef Albers (1888-1976)

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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.

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $5,040
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

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.

Provenance:

The Pollock Gallery Ltd., Toronto;
The Estate of The Pollock Gallery Limited, Toronto;
By descent

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Medium: Prints, Works on Paper
Signed