Set of 2 serigraphs and 1 lithograph all in colors and on wove paper
Germany, USA, Switzerland, 1970/72
Josef Albers (1888-1976) – German artist
Allen Jones (b. 1937) – British artist
Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) – US-American Pop art Artist
Each signed and partly dated ‘Albers ʹ70‘, ‘Allen Jones’ and ‘Wesselmamnn 70’ resp. and numbered ‘131/200’ (2) and ‘154/200’ resp. in pencil
Poster with letters for the Olympic Games in Munich 1972
From the signed portfolio edition of 200 copies aside from an edition of 4.000 copies with printed signature and an unlimited poster edition
Published by Edition Olympia, Munich 1972
Catalogue raisonné: Lloyd 63 (Allen Jones)
Sheet dimensions: 108,5 x 71 cm, 105 x 70 cm, 109,5 x 70 cm
In cooperation with the Bruckmann Verlag, the organizer of the XXth Olympic Games in Munich commissioned internationally known artists to create works of art, which show the liaison between art and sport. Thus originated 30 works created as posters, which provide an interesting insight into the stylistic range of art from around the 1970th Three of these posters are offered here.
The poster by Alan Jones bears lower left occasional small foxmarks. Otherwise the condition of all 3 posters is overall good. The sheets are each mounted to a support on the reverse. The frames are in good condition with slight signs of wear. The sheets measure 108.5 x 71 cm, 105 x 70 cm und 109.5 x 70 cm. The framed dimensions are 115 x 76 cm.
Joseph Albers (1888-1976)
Josef Albers was painter, art theorist and art educationist. After his studies at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Berlin and the Kunstakademie in Munich, Albers became 1920 a member of the Bauhaus group in Weimar. Shortly after he became a master builder and associate chairman mainly teaching glass and wood processing techniques. Due to the systematic persecution of Bauhaus members through the National Socialists, Albers was in 1933 forced to immigrate to the USA. There he taught well known artists such as John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg and joined the Parisian artists group Abstraction-Création. In 1953 Josef Albers returned to Germany as a guest speaker at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm. Albers is very famous for his experiments with the effects of colour, forms, lines and surfaces in relation with each other and with the different forms of subjective perception. With his drawings, based on optical illusions, he was together with Victor Vasarely one of the founders of the Opt-Art. (fea)
Allen Jones (born 1937)
Allen Jones was born in 1937 in South Hampton. He studied at Hornsey College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, where he met, among others, David Hockney. He has received numerous teaching positions, among others in Hamburg and Berlin and participated twice in the documenta. Today Allen Jones lives in London. He is considered by his provocative, often erotically charged images as one of the most influential British artists of the Pop Art.
Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)
Tom Wesselmann was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied initially psychology at the University of Cincinnati. He then applied for further artistic training under Nicolas Marsicano at the Cooper Union School for Arts and Architecture in New York (1956-1959). Like many Pop art artists, Wesselmann was always inspired by images of the mass media; the depiction of the nude, his ‘Great American Nude’, was always the central subject of his entire oeuvre. In 1983, Wesselmann funded a new technique which enable him to reproduce his drawings in steel at a larger scale. These so-called ‘cut outs’ were primarily based on the traditional genres ‘nude’, ‘still life’ and ‘landscape’ and constitute Wesselmann’s most productive phase of his career. Since 1961, when his first solo exhibition was held at the Tanager Gallery in New York, Tom Wesselmann's works have been exhibited worldwide, including the documenta 4 in Kassel and the Biennale in Venice. His works can also be found in major art collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.
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