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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR48.50
People
Anni Albers, American (Berlin 1899 - 1994 Orange, Conn.)
Title
Design for a Silk Tapestry
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1926
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper
Dimensions
image: 39.5 x 26 cm (15 9/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
sheet: 47.8 x 31.7 cm (18 13/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
standard frame: 59.1 x 45.1 cm (23 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.r.: A. Albers
  • label: l.l., typewritten: Anni Albers II. 1926 / tapestry / silk, 48" wide/
    3 ply weave
  • (not assigned): on verso, u.r. in black ink: Albers Dessau // Stresemann allee 2
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Anni Albers
Copyright
© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1948
Object Number
BR48.50
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Nicholas Fox Weber and Martin Filler, Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living, exh. cat., Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Merrell Publishers Ltd. (London and New York, 2004), cat. no. 7, p. 64, color illus.

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1980 - 04/26/1980

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

The Bauhaus Workshops: 1919-1933, American Craft Museum, New York, 06/29/1994 - 09/12/1994

Bauhaus: Dessau-Chicago-New York, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, 08/12/2000 - 11/12/2000

Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, 10/01/2004 - 02/27/2005

32Q: 1520 Art in Germany Between the Wars (Interwar and Bauhaus), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/16/2015 - 02/24/2016

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

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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