Josef ALBERS, Photocopy of preliminary drawing for Enlarge 1 /1


Germany 1888 – United States of America 1976

  • United States of America from 1933

Photocopy of preliminary drawing for "Embossed linear construction 2-D" 1969 Description: working notes by Albers and Tyler
Title Notes: 026-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, electrostatic photocopy. Working notes by Albers and Tyler in pencil, ballpoint pen. Support: photocopy paper

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: inscribed c.l. in pencil "width of thick or thin line?"; red ballpoint pen "2-D (again as in 1-D overlappings are marked by separations of 1/16"; l.c in pencil "page 52 Despite straight lines ['Desp. ... lines' underlined] for analysis of Josef's graphic constructions - discuss with programmer and engraver - thich and thin lines! -"; l.r. in red ballpoint pen, "2-D [encircled] 2A[overstruck]; l.r. in pencil, "Structural Constellations?" [underlined].
Dimensions: sheet 39.6 h x 60.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.850.16
Image rights: © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy