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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR48.48
People
Anni Albers, American (Berlin 1899 - 1994 Orange, Conn.)
Title
Design for a Tapestry
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1925
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on heavy cream wove paper
Dimensions
image: 17.3 x 11 cm (6 13/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
sheet: 32 x 25.9 cm (12 5/8 x 10 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: l.l., ink, typewritten: Anni Albers VIII.1925 // Tapestry // Coll: National Museum, Munich, Germany
Provenance
Collection of the artist (1925 -1948), gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1948.
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
BR48.48
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Josef Helfenstein, ed., Josef und Anni Albers : Europa und Amerika, exh. cat., DuMont (Cologne, Germany, 1998), p. 180

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. 2, p. 59, color illus.

Ann Coxon, Briony Fer, and Maria Müller-Schareck, ed., Anni Albers, exh. cat., Tate Publishing (London, 2018), pp. 48, 179, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

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

Bauhaus Art and Design, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/07/1982 - 10/30/1982

Anni Albers, Jewish Museum, 05/28/2000 - 08/20/2000

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

Anni Albers, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, 06/09/2018 - 09/09/2018; Tate Modern, London, 10/11/2018 - 01/27/2019

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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