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Identification and Creation

Object Number
2019.8.79
People
Otto Piene, German (Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany 1928 - 2014 Berlin, Germany)
Title
Untitled (small note with bleed-through of previous page, left page); Untitled (notes, right page)
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Sketchbook: Gropius coffee service
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, sketchbook page
Date
1974
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/369888

Physical Descriptions

Medium
Colored marker and blue pen on paper
Dimensions
open (approx.): 27.9 × 43.2 cm (11 × 17 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Left page, u.r., in blue pen: 3-31-74 -->
  • inscription: Right page, in blue pen: (nothing to do / with ASPEN) / PROJECTS // the long pole / with a / rotating string on top / with a light at its end / (rotation a)horizontally / b) vertically / in the dark / or twilight the rotating / light will form a / virtual circle / a) hor.y / b) vert.y // the long pole / with / a flexible string / of lights / (with leeway / to move in the wind) / over

Provenance

Recorded Ownership History
Elizabeth Goldring Piene, gift; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2019.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Elizabeth Goldring Piene
Copyright
© Otto Piene Estate
Accession Year
2019
Object Number
2019.8.79
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions

Description
Pages 157-158

Subjects and Contexts

  • Animating the Page

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Verification Level

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