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    Sale 1897

    Prints And Multiples

    30 - 31 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 464

    JOSEF ALBERS (1888-1976)

    Astatic (Danilowitz 116)

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    JOSEF ALBERS (1888-1976)
    Astatic (Danilowitz 116)
    woodcut, 1944, on Japon nacré Okozo, signed, titled and dated in pencil, numbered 6/35, with full margins, the palest mat staining on the reverse, otherwise in very good condition, framed
    B. 13¼ x 9 in. (337 x 229 mm.)
    S. 17½ x 11 in. (445 x 279 mm.)


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    A gift from the artist to John Andrew Rice, one of the founders of Black Mountain College. After leaving Germany, Josef and Anni Albers taught at the North Carolina school from November 1933 to March 1949.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DESCENDANT OF JOHN ANDREW RICE