Sale: 443 / Post War II, June 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 464

 

464
Josef Albers
Vier Blätter: Opalescent, Silent, Attic, Concord, 1965.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 8,125 / $ 9.425

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Vier Blätter: Opalescent, Silent, Attic, Concord. 1965.
Silkscreen in colors.
Danilowitz 167.1, 167.2, 167.3, 167.5. Each signed, dated, numbered and titled. Each from an edition of 120 copies. On light board. 27.9 x 27.9 cm (10.9 x 10.9 in). Double sheet: 30,9 x 30,9 cm (12,1 x 24,3 in).
Printed by Sirocco Screenprints, New Haven. Released by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven, for the magazine "Das Kunstwerk" [AP].

Albers was also occupied with psychologic phenomena during the 1960s, he examined the reciprocal effect of colors in form of a number of variations of the reactangle. "All perception of color is deception [. ]. We do not see colors the way they actually are. They change in our perception, for example, in a way that two different colors look the same and two identical colors appear different, or opaque colors seem transparent, certain forms become unmistakable. This "play" of colors - their changing identity - is the subject of my studies." (Quote from: Eugen Gomringer, Josef Albers, Starnberg 1968, pp. 103f.). With his intensive studies of colors Josef Albers had decisive influence on Op-Art, Kinetic Art, Colorfield Painting and New Abstraction.



464
Josef Albers
Vier Blätter: Opalescent, Silent, Attic, Concord, 1965.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 8,125 / $ 9.425

(incl. 25% surcharge)