Josef Albers Paintings in White House


The New York Times reported yesterday “The Obamas’ taste in art is as broad as abstract canvases by Josef Albers, American Indian scenes by George Catlin and paintings by little-known figures like Alma Thomas, the African-American Expressionist painter. Works by those artists were among some 45 pieces that the first couple borrowed from several Washington museums to decorate their private White House residence and the West and East Wings.”

I thought it was fitting that Josef Albers’s ”Homage to the Square: Elected II,” was chosen. The other two of his paintings are ”Homage to the Square: Midday,” and ”Study for Homage to the Square: Nacre.”

Don’t you think the Obama girls would love a book about Josef Albers so they could learn more about the paintings in their house? If anyone is meeting with Barack, please let me know. I have a book to send along.


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