Josef ALBERS, Preliminary drawing for Enlarge 1 /1

Josef ALBERS

Germany 1888 – United States of America 1976

  • United States of America from 1933

Preliminary drawing for "Embossed linear construction 1-D" 1969 Description: Preliminary drawing for "Embossed linear construction 1-D" with working notes by Albers and Tyler in pencil and ballpoint pen
Title Notes: 023-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing pencil, coloured pencil. Working notes by Albers and Tyler in pencil and ballpoint pen. Support: vellum

Primary Insc: signed and dated l.r. in red ballpoint pen "A69".
Secondary Insc: inscribed u.l. in pencil "engraved 2-25-69. OK sent to Josef for OK, Ken"; c.l. in red ballpoint pen "means no touching separation =1/16"; l.l. in red ballpoint pen "The new D", l.c. in red ballpoint pen "all openings inward / lines altogether."; l.c. in red ballpoint pen "and the difference from 1-A, 1-B, 1-C overlapping only [illeg.] of the openings marked by separation [illeg.] 1/16""; l.r. in red ballpoint pen, all openings outward but together"; l.r. in red ballpoint pen "1-D" [encircled]. verso inscribed l.c in pencil "10 [followed by an arrow pointing right]".
Dimensions: sheet 36.6 h x 58.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.850.9
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy