In the summer of 2019, the British carpet manufacturer Christopher Farr, with the approval of the Foundation, created the iconic motif Homage to the Square in a brown-red variant (Equivocal). Following the great success of the first Blue & White Homage to the Square carpet, which was almost sold out, another colour composition from Albers' famous series is now being realised as a carpet from his artistic work.
In 1950, former Bauhaus master Josef Albers began his series Homage to the Square at the age of 62. Over the next 26 years, Josef Albers produced hundreds of variations of the basic composition of three or four squares. What appears at first glance to be a narrow conceptual framework later reveals itself through the sophisticated complexity of perception. Josef Albers consciously experimented with the effect of colours and surfaces. The colours were never mixed, but finished industrial colours were used. The background to this was the fact that each colour had a different effect on the viewer in a different environment.
Josef Albers (1888-1976) and Anni Albers (1899-1994) artistic work was strongly influenced by the Bauhaus, where Josef Albers worked and taught as a master builder and from 1930 as deputy director. His later wife Anni Albers first studied at the State Bauhaus in Weimar and later headed the weaving mill. After the National Socialists seized power, the couple emigrated to the USA. Today Josef Albers is regarded as a very influential painter, designer and art teacher, his wife Anni Albers as one of the most important textile artists of all. The series Homage to the Square is considered one of Josef Albers most famous and important works. Christopher Farr has published this famous motif as a limited edition carpet together with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
100 % wool, hand tufted Limited edition of 150 copies With certificate of authenticity size 175 x 175 cm