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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2019.13.114
People
Otto Piene, German (Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany 1928 - 2014 Berlin, Germany)
Title
Untitled (adhered photocopy and text, left page); Untitled (note, right page)
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Sketchbook: Black Swan/Helium Swan (unrealized project)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook page, drawing
Date
1978
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/371666
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black marker, b/w photocopy, and adhesive on paper
Dimensions
open (approx.): 35.6 × 55.9 cm (14 × 22 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Across spread in black marker: : swan / is dead
  • inscription: Left page, photocopy text:: # / 9-011-49-89-2185363 / today at / ca. 2 PM / (19 h their time) // 6/13 - 2 P.M. / TELEGRAMM HEUTE MORGEN / AUFGEGEBEN "SCHWAN" - LAßT SICH AUS / VERSCHIEDENEN GRÜNDEN IM / MOMENT NICHT VERWIRKLICHEN / [signed initals] DS
Provenance
Elizabeth Goldring Piene, gift; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2018.
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
2019.13.114
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Pages 227-228
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