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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2000.355
People
Otto Piene, German (Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany 1928 - 2014 Berlin, Germany)
Title
Studies for "White Light Ghosts"
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Entwürfe für "weiße Lichtgeister"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1966
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/177498
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite and collage elements on white wove paper
Technique
Collage
Dimensions
51 x 73 cm (20 1/16 x 28 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at u.l.: Piene [encircled] 66
  • inscription: l.r., graphite, handwritten, German, signed, in artist's hand: Piene 1987 f.N. / Entwürfe für "Weiße Lichtgeister" [f. N =[für Nan]
  • blind stamp: l.r.: Schoellerhammer / Hammer 4G
  • blind stamp: l.r. (on collage element): Schoellerhammer / Hammer 4G
  • inscription: u.l., in graphite: F.N. [possibly stands for "For Nan"] Entwürfe für "weiße Lichtgeister" / O Piene [Piene encircled] 66
  • inscription: l.c., in graphite: Real Thing
Provenance
Artist created, 1966, gift; to Nan Rosenthal (1966-2000), gift; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2000.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Nan Rosenthal in honor of the Artist
Copyright
© Otto Piene Estate
Accession Year
2000
Object Number
2000.355
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
"Entwürfe für Weißegeister" (Studies for "White Light Ghosts") by Otto Piene are presented on one sheet of paper, using collaged paper elements glued to the paper support, and graphite.
Subjects and Contexts

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