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An original screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper by German-American artist Josef Albers (1888-1976) titled “Allusive”, 1965. Issued unsigned. Limited edition: 506/1,200. Comes from the 1965 “The Artist and the Printer” portfolio. Printed by Sirocco Screenprints and published by Ives-Sillman Inc., both in New Haven, CT. The original accompanying paperwork (as pictured) is not included. Reference: Catalogue Raisonné: “The Prints of Josef Albers” by Danilowitz No. 164, page 107. Provenance: comes from an original complete boxed portfolio, never framed. Private collection – Pittsburgh, PA. Sheet size: 14.5″ x 17.5″. Image size: 11″ x 11″. Minimal wear to lower right corner. A soft handling crease in central square lower left, hardly noticeable. It is otherwise in excellent condition with clean paper and strong colors. Though from a larger edition size, “Allusive”, 1965 is very rare edition that seldom hits the market.
This is one of four screenprints in the boxed and numbered portfolio “The Artist and the Printer”, presented to delegates to the 17th Congress of the International Publishers’ Association in Washington, D.C., May 30 – June 5, 1965. There is an introduction by Una Johnson. The other artists who also contributed works were Antonio Frasconi, Gabor Peterdi, and Reginald Pollock.