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September 19, 2014 12:00PMCalender

Josef Albers (German/American, 1888-1976) WLS - IX

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2749B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 19, 2014 12:00PM


Josef Albers (German/American, 1888-1976)

WLS - IX, from WHITE LINE SQUARES (SERIES II), 1966, edition of 125, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (Danilowitz, 172.1). Monogrammed and dated "A '66" in pencil l.r., titled and numbered "...26-125" in pencil l.l. Screenprint in grays on paper, image size 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (39.8 x 39.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Toning, pale mat burn, not examined out of frame.

N.B. Although this is considered the first plate of the second White Line Squares series, Albers numbered it as IX, denoting it as a continuation of the first series into the second.
Estimate $300-350

Sheet size measures 52.7 x 52.7 cm. Hinged at top corners. Very slight rippling and an unobstrusive crimp at u.l. The surface is in good condition. No additional issues to report.

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