Anni Albers (1899-1994)
Lot 38 Details
Anni Albers (1899-1994), German/American
UNTITLED I, 1963
Colour silkscreen on wove paper; signed, titled, numbered and inscribed “I 67/75” in pencil to margin, inscribed #6 in pencil verso, titled “Untitled, I” and dated 1963 to gallery label verso
Image/Sheet 24" x 19.25" — 61 x 48.9 cm.; 26.1" x 19.9" — 66.3 x 50.5 cm.
Consigned by the artist to The Pollock Gallery Ltd., Toronto in September 1973, label verso;
Estate of The Pollock Gallery Ltd., Toronto;
Anni Albers (1899-1994) was born in Berlin and studied at the Bauhaus, where she met her future husband and teacher, Josef Albers whose prints are also represented in this sale, Lot 14.
When the Bauhaus was closed In 1933 by the Nazis, the Alberses moved to North Carolina, where they taught at Black Mountain College in Asheville until 1949. They moved to Connecticut, when Josef was appointed Chairman of the Design department at Yale University School of Art in 1950. Anni Albers, a textile maker and print maker, won critical acclaim for her imaginative use of materials and innovative weaving techniques. Her prints incorporated the same sense of abstract form and geometric design found in her textiles and she also experimented with varying shades of color as indicative of this silkscreen en grisaille and its thread motif.