The Albers Foundation

At the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, deep in rural Connecticut, works by both artists hang in every office and workspace. There are
numerous iterations of Josef ’s Homage to the Square in carefully calibrated shades of red and yellow, and the library holds several well-used copies of Anni’s book On Weaving.

Christie's Magazine
June/July 2017
Produced by B.A.M. London
Words by Jonathan Bastable

"On [my] first visit, we hadn’t been expected for lunch, so we went out and got Kentucky Fried Chicken. Anni put the chicken and everything that came with it on a three-tier white rolling cart. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I swear in that moment I understood the Bauhaus in some way that I never had before. There was the food itself, the same wherever you buy it, but mainly it was the way she arranged it: on the white plates it became absolutely beautiful. Everything in their world was magic in some way – the way they dressed, the way they spoke – it was simple and brilliant all at once."

Nick Fox Weber 
Art Historian and Executive Director

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...Anni was the true abstract artist. She believed that it was only through abstraction – through the creation of something that had no resemblance to nature, no reproduction of familiar subject matter, and no personal emotions – that art gives you the balance, the diversion, the joy. Pure abstraction is balm to the soul.

 Josef Albers, "Black Frame" (1932.)

Josef Albers, "Black Frame" (1932.)

Josef Albers was meticulous about keeping record of his material proportions and volume schematics. This suggests that each of his painting could be reconstructed in any size at anytime by following his careful rubric.