Support: Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper
Image: 40.6 x 38.1 cm (16 x 15 in.); Sheet: 59.7 x 55.9 cm (23 1/2 x 22 in.)
Gift of Jack and Linda Lissauer in memory of Pearl and Rabbi David Hachen 2020.419
© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue raisonné: Weber and Danilovitz 12
State: only state
Edition: edition of 90
Anni Albers originally worked in textiles because the weaving workshop was the only one at the Bauhaus that accepted women.
Anni Albers is known for her work in the textile workshops at the Bauhaus, an influential German design school during the early 20th century, and Black Mountain College, where she relocated after the onset of World War II. During the early 1960s, Albers turned to printmaking and worked extensively in the medium over the next two decades. This print was created during that period and, like many others, was inspired by Albers’ work in textiles—here, a tapestry that she designed for the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City. Its bold colors and simple design aligned with Albers’ broader goal to make nonrepresentational art appeal to a broad and varied audience.
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