Jun 25, 2020 - Sale 2539

Sale 2539 - Lot 154

Price Realized: $ 1,750
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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
JOSEF ALBERS
The Washburn College Bible.

Three bound volumes with complete text, three color screenprints on German Etching paper and numerous color illustrations, 1973-79. 355x250 mm; 14x10 inches (sheets), full margins, bound as issued.

The three color screenprints signed, dated and numbered 196/398 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Ives-Sillmann, Inc., New Haven. Published by Washburn College, Topeka. With the original red paste board covers and beige linen slipcase. Very good impressions with strong colors.

According to Danilowitz, "In 1973, Albers created smaller screenprinted versions of three of the Graphic Tectonics (Danilowitz 100, 102 and 105, each 1942) to be used as frontispieces to each of the three volumes of a limited edition of 398 copies of The Washburn College Bible." Albers completed the screenprints, which he signed and editioned in 1973, the Bible was published in 1979, three years after Albers' death.

Includes Albers' smaller versions of Ascension, Introitus and Seclusion.