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Josef ALBERS

Germany 1888 – United States of America 1976

  • United States of America from 1933

Never before h 1975 Title Notes: 042-010
Materials & Technique: prints, stencil five colour screenprint printed from five screens in pale grey, medium green-grey, light green-grey, dark blue-green and dark yellow-green Support: white, machine mould made, Arches 88 paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned show copy
Edition: edition of 46, plus 10 AP, RTP, PPI, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1976

Edition Notes: A five colour screenprint printed from five screens in pale grey, medium green-grey, light green-grey, dark blue-green and dark yellow-green. At the time of his death, on March 25, 1976, Albers had already approved the twelve portfolio print editions but had not finished signing them. With Anni Alber's permission, the portfolio was published complete. Screen preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler. Proofing and edition printing by Kim Halliday and Tyler.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: titled lower left, pencil "h"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] embossed lower right corner, Albers chop verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "JA75-137" verso: stamped lower left corner, black ink "SHOW COPY" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "JA75-137 / h" [diagonal]
Dimensions: comp 27.9 h x 30.6 w cm sheet 48.2 h x 50.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 65; Tyler Graphics documentation (1975)
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1141.8
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy