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Germany 1888 – United States of America 1976

  • United States of America from 1933

Study for Embossed linear construction 1969 Description: early embossment study for 'Embossed linear construction'
Title Notes: 028-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief inkless embossing Support: white, wove, mouldmade paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unique
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1969

Edition Notes: This image is an early study for the work 'Embossed linear contruction'. Printing notations inscribed. Framed work. White powdercoated metal frame.
Primary Insc: signed centre, red pen "J.A"; dated upper right, blue pen "3-10-69"[by Ken Tyler]
Secondary Insc: inscribed centre, red pen "OK. J.A"
Tertiary Insc: inscribed centre left, blue pen "[arrow up] / this is the old / thick and thin lines" inscribed lower left corner, pencil "[upsidedown horseshoe] / 250 lbs pressure" inscribed lower centre, blue pen "[up arrow] Josef / this is the thick / and thin line we remade / for your approval" inscribed centre right, blue pen "[arrow left] this is the fine lines / we used for the I series!" Tyler Graphics sticker on verso of frame
Dimensions: comp 8.2 h x 14.4 w cm plate 14.4 h x 44.0 w cm sheet 27.4 h x 44.8 w cm Frame 53.6 h x 53.2 w x 4.2 d cm
Cat Raisonné: see also Gemini GEL catalogue Raisonne (1984), 134-141.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1324
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy