Josef Albers (1888-1976) is affiliated with, or an active participant within numerous movements that have defined visual culture in the 20th century. 

Albers was first a student and later a professor at the Bauhaus in Germany. After the prestigious academy was closed by the Nazis, Albers and his wife Anni (a noted textile designer) emigrated to the United States.

“Mitered Squares” is a close variation on Alber’s foundational work, “Homage to the Square”. Both series are illustrative of Alber’s decades-long fascination with the interaction of color and strict formal arrangement. This lovely Josef Albers work reminds us that he is one of the most important practitioners of both Minimalism and hard-edge abstraction, and even Op Art. 

Albers wrote: “Choice of the colours used, as well as their order, is aimed at an interaction - influencing and changing each other forth and back. Thus, character and feeling alter from painting to painting without any additional ‘hand writing’ or, so-called, texture.”

Albers works can be found in institutions around the world. The Metropolitan Museum (NYC) holds the preparatory materials used to create the "Mitered Squares"

It is quite rare to find single works from this important portfolio which was created in an atypically small edition of 36, 

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Signed and numbered by the artist.

From an edition of 36


USA, 1976

11"H 11"W (square, image)

20.5"H 20.5"W (framed)

Framed with plexiglass

Very good condition

Detailed condition report by request 



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