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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2019.8.80
People
Otto Piene, German (Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany 1928 - 2014 Berlin, Germany)
Title
Untitled (notes, 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/369889
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, in blue pen: think of daytime / sensation / that match / the nighttime effect / (reflexion / magnesium light // Another string of lights / (with the lights the main / feature) / "freely" attached to a / helium-filled hose / (reverse the [symbols for olympic rainbow]: / main thing lights, / balloon is graceful / carrier moving / NICELY) //
  • inscription: Right page, in blue pen: furthermore: / let's get on / with the / flaming rainbow // (Back to Aspen or, rather, / what I'm not doing / in ASPEN) / further / ways / of draping, etc. / barrage bal.[loon]s / EYES / FLOWERS / ANIMALS ("MARDI GRAS - / NEW ORLEANS / STYLE" - "SKY ART 1") / FISH (with / long finns [sic], / possibly jelly fish) / FACES //
Provenance
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
2019.8.80
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Pages 159-160
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