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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2019.8.81
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
sketchbook page, drawing
Date
1974
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/369890
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: SHADOWS (follow / Hon[olulu]. H[awai]i. observ.s / & flight-to-Aspen * / /shadows of tws / on snow phenomenon) / SNOW / WHITE / BRIGHT // BUT that * will be in June! // NOT ASPEN {along left margin to describe the following text] / large (3-dimensional) / PICTURES (paintings) / outdoors / 100, 300, 1000' high / p.c. a huge immaculate / white flat plane, erect / a huge mildly loose / "framed" red cloth / vertical / with a black balloon / spherical / moving before its center
  • inscription: Right page, in blue pen: possibly with a device / emitting dark smoke // AND: SILVER ballon carpte / oriented vertically // Back to the idea of / CITY FLOWERS / VERY TANGIBLE // a) SOLID 1.000 high // b) made of canvas/sails / MOVING // a) a gold / b silver / c white / d rainbow colors / b) a-d +red! / blue! / over
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
2019.8.81
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Pages 161-162
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