Josef ALBERS, Preliminary print for the print Enlarge 1 /1


Germany 1888 – United States of America 1976

  • United States of America from 1933

Preliminary print for the print "White embossing on gray I" 1971 Title Notes: 037-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief one colour line-cut embossing printed from engraved aluminium plate Support: white, wove, Arches paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower left "Arches"
Impression: working proof
Edition: edition of 125 plus 9 artist's proofs; printer's proof; right to print: 3 Gemini impressions; cancellation proof
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1971

Edition Notes: Printed by Ken Tyler, George Page, Ron McPherson and Lloyd Baggs. Pencil notations by printers.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower centre, red fibre-tipped pen "I hope that the size is equal to the first one - / suits you" inscribed, lower right, pencil "Talk to Eli re: quality of Arches for/ embossing - " inscribed, lower left corner, pencil "16 ¾!" inscribed, upper centre, pencil "Here" inscribed, upper centre, red fibre-tipped pen "TOP"
Tertiary Insc: embossed, upper right corner "VÉRITABLE PAPIER D'ARCHES/ FIN" various printer's notations on composition in pencil
Dimensions: sheet 76.8 h x 57 w cm composition 76.8 h x 42.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.848
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy