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 II" 1970 Description: Preliminary drawing for "White embossing on gray II" with working notes by Albers and Tyler
Title Notes: 033-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing fibre-tipped pen. Working notes by Albers & Tyler in ballpoint pen, pen, pencil, coloured fibre-tipped pen. Support: drafting film

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: inscribed u.c. in red fibre-tipped pen "Top"; u.l. in red fibre-tipped pen "Weg II (?)"; l.r.corner in purple fibre-tipped pen and blue ballpoint pen "3D [overstruck] 3C"; l.l. in red ball- point pen "Also 3C and 3D bring to the same height as 3A-and the same width of thick and thin lines as shown on the executed print. In both I have reduced the number of thick lines indicated here by the heavy red lines parallels. The thick lines to be changed are marked with "thin" (I don't care about the [illeg.] XXs)".
Dimensions: 33.0 h x 49.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.847.2
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy