I've done pretty well picking
down here so far
and I haven't
been able to hit it hard at all due to the birthday
(Which is totally fine,
too much shopping makes me a dull boy....)
I have found a very large 70s Sam Francis print for
(No shit, but it is faded....)
and I am working on a sweet furniture load.
And then I found this....
What I know about it:
It's a litho or a screen print of some sort,
(we are leaning toward screen print)
I am still trying to figure that out.
It's very well done,
It is from the early 50's,
maybe a little later,
but no later than the early 60s
in my opinion.
This is kind of interesting.
The frame shop that framed it is in the same town
as North Carolina Wesleyan College.
NCWC bought the Black Mountain College Library
and a few related art works
in the 1957 when the school closed.
Some Joseph Albers prints were among those pieces purchased.
Rocky Mount also has a few interesting Modernist houses...
I do not have the Albers catalog raisonne
with me down here,
but it will be waiting for me when
I return to New York next week.
So until then, I can dream a bit....
What I do know about Josef:
Well, we all know he liked grids...
We know he like the color orange...
and of course squares...
and we can see here he used graph paper as a backgound...
He also likes floating
and the opposition of
thick and thin lines...
Orange, floating squares,
thick and thin lines
what do you think?
Am I nutz?
Do I have Black Mountain College Fever???
Or am I on to something....