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 III" c.1970 Description: Preliminary drawing for "White embossing on gray III" with working notes by Albers and Tyler
Title Notes: 029-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing fibre-tipped pen. Working notes by Albers & Tyler in pencil, coloured pencil, ballpoint 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 "Enlarge to 26-1/8 x 20-1/8 check margins! [check margins underlined]"; l.l. in red fibre-tipped pen "see original and embossed samples (Ken)"; l.c. in pencil "WEG III see WEG I for thick- ness of lines and depth of embossing - Have Kay redraw image for Josef -"; l.r in purple fibre-tipped pen and blue ballpoint pen, "3E [overstruck] 3-D".
Dimensions: sheet 50.8 h x 33.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.847.3
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy