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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Anni Albers, American (Berlin 1899 - 1994 Orange, Conn.)
Monte Alban
Textile Arts
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Silk, linen, wool
146 x 112 cm (57 1/2 x 44 1/8 in.)
Anni Albers, sold; to Richard G. Leahy, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1981.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Leahy
© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Vincent Katz, ed., Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art, exh. cat., MIT Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts, c. 2002), p. 28, color ill.

Nicholas Fox Weber and Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi, Anni Albers, exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY, 1999), no. 38

Larry Silver, ed., Transformation: Jews and Modernity, exh. cat., Author Ross Gallery (Pennsylvania, 2001), fig. 19, p. 43, b/w reproduction

Virginia Gardner Troy, Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles: From Bauhaus to Black Mountain, Ashgate Publishing (London, 2002), p. 109, fig. 5.5, ill. (color)

Virginia Gardner Troy, アンニアルバースと古代アメリカのテキスタイル:バウハウスからブラックマウンテンへ, Kuwasawa Design Foundation (Tokyo, 2002), p. 111, fig. 5.5, ill. (color)

Virginia Gardner Troy, The Modernist Textile: Europe and America 1890-1940, Lund Humphries (London, 2006), p. 135

Vincent Katz, ed., Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA, 2013), p. 28, ill. (color)

Adrian Locke, Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts (London, 2013), p. 158, fig. 61, ill. (color)

Brenda Danilowitz, The Rigorous and the Other, Bauhaus (Dessau, Germany, 2013), June, 82-89, p. 83, ill. (color)

Helen Molesworth and Ruth Erickson, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957, exh. cat., Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2015), p. 149, ill. (color)

Jonathan Griffin, "Weaving Histories: The Impact of Pre-Columbian Techniques and Designs on 20th-Century Artists", Frieze Masters Magazine, Frieze Publishing (London and New York, 2016), p. 75, ill. (color)

Anni Albers, On Weaving: New Expanded Edition, Princeton University Press (Princeton and Oxford, 2017), pp. 220-221, fig. 1, ill. (color)

Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 2017), pp.28-29, fig. 3, ill. (color)

Ann Coxon, Briony Fer, and Maria Müller-Schareck, ed., Anni Albers, exh. cat., Tate Publishing (London, 2018), pp. 77, ill. (color)

Zoe Ryan, ed., In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 2019), pp. 44-45, 50-51, fig. 14, ill. (color)

Frouke Van Dyke, Anni + Josef Albers, WBOOKS (The Hague, 2022), Pg. 83, Ill. Color

Exhibition History

Josef and Anni Albers - Europe and America, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, 11/06/1998 - 01/31/1999

Anni Albers, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 03/24/1999 - 05/24/1999

Anni and Josef Albers. Latin American Journeys, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 11/14/2006 - 02/12/2007

32Q: 1520 Art in Germany Between the Wars (Interwar and Bauhaus), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/06/2015 - 09/16/2015

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, 10/07/2015 - 01/24/2016

The Bauhaus and Harvard, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/08/2019 - 07/28/2019

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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