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WLS-XV from White Line Square Series II

© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Josef Albers

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

WLS-XV from White Line Square Series II, 1966

color lithograph on French Arches Cover paper

Edition: 9/125

sheet: 21 x 21 inches (53.34 x 53.34 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Evelyn Rumsey Cary and George Cary Fund, 1971

P1971:15.7

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Inscriptions

inscription / lower left / edition number and individual titles
signature / lower right / A '66

Class

Prints

Work Type

Lithograph

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Josef Albers was fascinated with how subtle changes made by an artist can affect our entire experience of an artwork. Albers began his White Line Square Series II in 1966 by making one seemingly minor adjustment to the composition familiar from his Homage to the Square series. While in the earlier series Albers was focused on the interactions that occur between directly abutting color fields, here, a white line separates neighboring areas of color. The tiny gap between these fields in works like WLS-XV muffles what would otherwise be intense vibrations or contrasts.

Label from The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, May 26–October 28, 2018

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