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This and 9 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Portfolio, Homage to the Square, Soft Edge -- Hard Edge.

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Print, Palatial, Homage to the Square, Soft Edge – Hard Edge, 1965

This is a Print. It is dated 1965 and we acquired it in 1973. Its medium is screenprint on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Throughout Homage to the Square, the series that defined the late career of Josef Albers, the artist demonstrates the ways in which colors influence each other by applying a wide variety of colors to a single composition of squares within squares. In this example, the bright violet hue dulls the brilliance of the red tones, and the purple and red planes seemingly recede and advance into space.

It is credited Gift of the Museum of Graphic Art, New York.

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Its dimensions are

43.2 × 43.2 cm (17 × 17 in.)

Cite this object as

Print, Palatial, Homage to the Square, Soft Edge – Hard Edge, 1965; USA; screenprint on white paper; 43.2 × 43.2 cm (17 × 17 in.); Gift of the Museum of Graphic Art, New York; 1973-39-108

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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