Thursday, May 26, 2016

David Zwirner Is Selected to Display the Works of Josef Albers

By Robin Pogrebin
Works from the Josef Albers series “Homage to the Square” will be at one of David Zwirner’s Chelsea galleries in November. Credit 2016 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
NEW YORK---When the dealer Leslie Waddington died in 2015, the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation decided to seek new gallery representation with a request for proposals akin to an architectural competition. In November an exhibition at Zwirner’s gallery at West 20th Street in Chelsea, will focus on Albers, including pieces from his “Homage to the Square” series, which Mr. Leiber called “one of the great achievements of the 20th century.” Mr. Weber once wrote that the works were “hymns to the infinite possibilities, both physical and spiritual, of hue and light.” [link]

Josef Albers was born and raised a Catholic and at the end of his life, he regularly attended Sunday mass and went to confession. His work was influenced by this religious upbringing as well as his admiration for the masters of early Christian art and architecture. [link]