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Josef ALBERS

Germany 1888 – United States of America 1976

  • United States of America from 1933

Never before h 1975 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 colour trial proof
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
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] inscribed lower left corner, pencil "GD1" inscribed lower right corner, pencil "GD1 GD2 GD3 GD4 GD5" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "JA75-137 / H / CTP" [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 2002.1.1142.5
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy