10 December 2021 – 22 January 2022
(closed 20 December – 3 January)
Discovery and Invention; The Early Graphic Works of Josef Albers
Cristea Roberts Gallery
43 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JG, UK
Private View: 6 – 7.30pm, Thursday 9 December 2021
Confirm your attendance via [email protected] / 020 7439 1866
Join us for the private view of Discovery and Invention: The Early Graphic Works of Josef Albers, the first major survey of early graphic works by Josef Albers (1888 – 1976). The exhibition traces the artist’s early printmaking career, beginning with his first explorations of the medium in 1916, whilst teaching in an elementary school, and ending in his final year at Black Mountain College, USA, in 1950.
Almost 50 works on paper will be on show, all of which come directly from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and they feature scenes of domestic animals, local industry, rare self-portraits as well as portraits of his friends. The exhibition will culminate in the first appearance of geometric forms inspired by pre-Columbian architecture.
If you would like to receive advance information about the works in the exhibition please contact [email protected].