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 IV" 1970 Description: Preliminary drawing for "White embossing on gray IV" with working notes by Albers and Tyler
Title Notes: 034-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing fibre-tipped pen. Working notes by Albers and Tyler in pencil, coloured fibre-tipped pen, ballpoint pen. Support: drafting film

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: inscribed u.c. in red fibre-tipped pen "TOP"; pencil "(as this [illeg.] does not tale ballpoint ink all following in pencil) - note first that the whole drawing is slanting on the paper. Second see that I added a top, middle and bottom horizontal. Then give the whole the height of 3A. Then the width will correspond with 3A and 3D."; l.r. in purple fibre-tipped pen,"As this the last of the [illeg.] series of six - all of the same height - all on equally large paper - (equal to the first 8) - and send [send underlined] them to me together with these correspondent ones [together...ones underlined] - for another [illeg.] before the engrav- ing."; l.r. in pencil & purple fibre-tipped pen "3C [overstruck] 3F size OK".
Dimensions: sheet 61.2 h x 40.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.847.4
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy