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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR48.105
People
Herbert Bayer, American (Haag, Austria 1900 - 1985 Santa Barbara, CA)
Title
Design for an Illuminated Advertising Sphere
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1924
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/221192
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and red inks and opaque watercolor over traces of graphite with collage of cut and printed papers on off white wove paper
Technique
Collage
Dimensions
52.4 x 49.1 cm (20 5/8 x 19 5/16 in.)
Provenance
Collection of the artist (1924 - 1948) gift; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the artist
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1948
Object Number
BR48.105
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 122, repr.

Das A und O des Bauhauses : Bauhauswerbung: Schriftbilder, Drucksachen, Ausstellungsdesign, exh. cat., Bauhaus-Archiv (Berlin, Germany, 1995), p. 236, cat. no. 398, fig. no. 314

Leah Dickerman and Barry Bergdoll, Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, exh. cat., ed. David Frankel, Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, 2009), cat. no. 227, p. 179, color repr. p. 178

Exhibition History

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

Art of the Weimar Era, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 04/05/1982 - 05/22/1982

Bauhaus Utopien, Magyar Nemzeti Galeria, 03/09/1988 - 04/20/1988; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 05/07/1988 - 06/26/1988; Kunstverein Köln, Cologne, 07/15/1988 - 09/04/1988

Das A und O des Bauhauses, Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 08/01/1995 - 12/31/1995

Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 11/08/2009 - 01/25/2010

32Q: 1520 Art in Germany Between the Wars (Interwar and Bauhaus), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 03/06/2015

The Bauhaus and Harvard, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/08/2019 - 07/28/2019

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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