Nov 16, 2023 - Sale 2653

Sale 2653 - Lot 118

Price Realized: $ 11,700
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
Connections 1925/1983.

Portfolio with complete text and 9 color screenprints on 150-gram Umbria paper, 1984. 700x497 mm; 27 5/8x19 1/2 inches (sheets), full margins, loose as issued.

One of 125 numbered copies. Numbered "61" in pencil, on the justification page. Each color screenprint signed, dated and numbered 61/125 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Samuele Villa, Muggiò. Published by Fausta Squatriti, Milan. With the original printed cardboard portfolio folder. Superb, richly-inked impressions of these scarce screenprints.

The portfolio is a survey of Albers' (1899-1994) graphic work from 1925 to 1983. According to the introduction by Squatriti, "Anni Albers has always thought that art is the continuation and the development of the ancient craftmanship on a plane no longer practical but purely intellectual. Her graphic work, therefore, has the value of a profound analysis of the logical structure of perception or, more precisely, of the substantial unity of the sensorial and the psychological moments of vision: in other words, of the active, and not merely receptive, character of vision. This publication of very limited selection of her graphic work is an homage to an authentic artist, who in fifty years of dedicated work has chosen above all to remain faithful to the glorious school in which she was trained and to the aesthetics and ethics of art which she learned. Always modern, she has never sought the new for its own sake. Serenely she has followed the thread of her first research, working with it, making it into context, without ever repeating or boring herself."