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1965

  • Work on this object began.

1973

  • We acquired this object.

2022

  • You found it!

Portfolio, Homage to the Square, Soft Edge -- Hard Edge

This is a Portfolio. It was designed by Josef Albers. It is dated 1965 and we acquired it in 1973. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

44.5 × 43.8 × 1.9 cm (17 1/2 × 17 1/4 × 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black text, front cover: JOSEF ALBERS; inner left cover: When I paint / I think and see / first and most -- color / but color as motion / Color not only accompanying / form of lateral extension / and after being moved / remaining arrested / But of perpetual inner movement / as agression -- to and from the spectator / besides interaction and interdependence / with shape and hue and light / Color in a direct and frontal focus / and when closely felt / as a breathing and pulsating / --from within; inner back cover: 1 GOLDEN GATE / 2 PALATIAL / 3 NACRE / 4 LATE / 5 PORTA NEGRA / 6 EMERAUDE / 7 PROFUNDO / 8 ARCTIC BLOOM / 9 PENDING / 10 ARRIVED; title plate: HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE / SOFT EDGE - HARD EDGE; title plate, verso: COPYRIGHT 1965 BY IVES-SILLMAN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT THIS IS NUMBER; in graphite: 178; OF 250

Cite this object as

Portfolio, Homage to the Square, Soft Edge -- Hard Edge; Designed by Josef Albers (German, 1888–1976, active USA, 1933–1976); 44.5 × 43.8 × 1.9 cm (17 1/2 × 17 1/4 × 3/4 in.); Gift of the Museum of Graphic Art, New York; 1973-39-107/116

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