Apr 13, 2021
Apr 13, 2021

Camino Real

Camino Real

1967

Anni Albers

(American, 1899-1994)

printer

George Lawther

(American)

printer

Sirocco Screenprints

(American)

Color screenprint

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

Catalogue raisonné: Weber and Danilovitz 12

State: only state

Edition: edition of 90

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Anni Albers originally worked in textiles because the weaving workshop was the only one at the Bauhaus that accepted women.

Description

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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