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 VI" 1970 Description: Preliminary drawing for "White embossing on gray VI" with working notes by Tyler and Albers
Title Notes: 036-001
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
Tertiary Insc: iInscribed u.c. in purple fibre-tipped pen "TOP"; u.l. in pencil "Weg VI"; l.r. in purple fibre-tipped pen "3A [overstruck] 3B"; c.l. (vertical) in red ballpoint pen "extend this drawing (from upper horizontal / to lower horizontal) to exactly the same height as in 3A, then automatically the subdivision and the width will be the same as in 3A."; l.r. (vertical) in red ballpoint pen "The heavy lines and thin lines as in executed 3A"; u.r. (vertical) in red ballpoint pen "Here I marked new separation of lines / - 4 in upper / 2 in lower drawing. The half circles / indicate where the thick line overlaps the thin ones / (as in the pencil details)"; l.l. in red ballpoint pen "Add a thin line. All three lines areequally placed as in 3A".
Dimensions: sheet 45.2 h x 29.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.847.6
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy