This score deserved it’s own Thrifty! post.
For all the crappy art I buy, and all the time I spent in art school, and all the time I spend working in art, finally – FINALLY, I found some actual art from an artist I was seriously lecturing about just a few weeks ago.
Welcome to The Brick House Josef Albers, White Line Square IV, 1966.
This is a three color lithograph, and is number 79 in an edition of 125. On the left bottom corner you can see the pencil marking it W L S – IV 79 – 125.
On the right bottom corner it’s signed and marked ’66.
Then on the back it’s embossed with the Gemini G.E.L. ‘chop‘.
I found it at a very out-of-the-way Goodwill in a strip mall in Cathedral City. Framed in a awful gold frame but calling out to me in all it’s modernist glory – for how much? $4.99!
One of the first gigs I got out of art school was working for a gallery/print workshop. I got to know a fair bit about printmaking and have a real appreciation for the process and people who do it. Gemini was founded in Los Angeles in 1966 and over the years have done some of the most amazing print projects including my new Albers litho, whose series friends are worth some $$$ dollars.
I’m pretty excited and can’t wait to find a nice safe place to hang it (out of the sun).