Offered here is a rare original Josef Albers silkscreen print that was part of a limited edition portfolio published in 1972 called “Formulation : Articulation. This piece is Image 1, Folder 8, Portfolio 1. Only 1000 copies were made. It was published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven under the supervision of the artist. It is not signed but it bears the embossed initials of the artist. The print is 6¼ × 17¼ inches. As framed this piece is 15 × 25 inches. The print is matted in black, framed in beveled matte black wood, and faced with Tru Vue museum glass.
Josef Albers (1888–1976) was an influential teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist—now best known for the Homages to the Square he painted between 1950 and 1976. He taught at the Bauhaus until the Nazis closed it in 1933. He moved to the U.S. to teach at Black Mountain College in North Carolina until 1949. From 1950 to 1958, Josef Albers was chairman of the Department of Design at the Yale University School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1971, he was the first living artist ever to be honored with a solo retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.