Josef ALBERS, Preliminary drawing for Enlarge 1 /1


Germany 1888 – United States of America 1976

  • United States of America from 1933

Preliminary drawing for "White embossing on gray I" 1970 Description: Preliminary drawing for "White embossing on gray I" drawn by Albers and Ken and Kay Tyler
Title Notes: 032-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing fibre-tipped pen. Working notes by Albers and Tyler in coloured fibre-tipped pen, ballpoint pen, pencil. Support: drafting film taped to embossed paper
Manufacturer's Mark: paper "Arches FRANCE"

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: inscribed u.c. in red fibre-tipped pen "Top", l.l. in red fibre-tipped pen "for all six [six underlined] (3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F). 'Vertical Pairs' [Vert. P. underlined] we keep the same paper size as for the eight 'Horizontal Pairs' [8 Hor.P. underlined]."; u.l. in purple fibre-tipped pen "3A drawing shows factual height. All five others have to be adjusted to the same height also 3A (the executed print) shows the width of both this and the thin lines."; u.r. in red fibre-tipped pen"think 050/thin 0.5"; l.r. in vertical purple fibre-tipped pen, pencil & blue ballpoint pen "3E [overstruck] 3A"; l.l.corner in pencil"1-B 1-D 600"; l.l. in pencil "1st proof [underlined] 600 tons pressure! Ken".
Dimensions: sheet 51.0 h x 66.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.847.1
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy