Post War + Contemporary Art /24 February 2011

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Josef Albers 1888–1976

Never Before f (from the Never Before portfolio)
1976
screenprint on paper
11 h × 12 w in (28 × 30 cm)

Signed, titled and numbered to lower margin 'Never Before f 35/46 Albers' with embossed initials and date to lower right 'JA 76'. This work is number 35 from the edition of 46 published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd.

literature: The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonné 1915-1976, Danilowitz, 231.6

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $2,250

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Josef Albers 1888–1976

From a young age, Josef Albers possessed an innate interest in glass and color. His father was a painter, and as a child, Albers loved to watch his father create. Albers commenced his formal training in art under the Dutch glass artist Jan Thorn-Prikker, who was a former follower of Henry Van der Velde. Beginning his studies at the Bauhaus in 1920, Albers quickly became involved in new experimentations in glass and painting. While he was a student, Albers began dating Anni Fleischmann, a talented student in textiles at the Bauhaus and in 1925 the two married. That same year, Josef became the Bauhaus master, the first student to hold the position.

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estimate: $1,500–2,000
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Variant V (from the Ten Variants portfolio)
estimate: $1,500–2,000
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Variant IV (from the Ten Variants portfolio)
estimate: $2,500–3,500

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Variant V (from the Ten Variants portfolio)
estimate: $2,500–3,500

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Never Before a (from the Never Before portfolio)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
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Never Before f (from the Never Before portfolio)
estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $2,250

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Variant IV (from the Ten Variants portfolio)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
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estimate: $100–150
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estimate: $3,000–5,000
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Study for Homage to a Square platter
estimate: $500–700
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estimate: $700–900
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