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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2019.20.93
People
Otto Piene, German (Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany 1928 - 2014 Berlin, Germany)
Title
Untitled (notes and ephemera, left page); Untitled (notes with color transfer, right page)
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Sketchbook: "The Laser Circus" for Boston First Night/"Monsters" Children's Drawings
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook page, drawing
Date
1979-1980
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/376140
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Blue pen, black marker, name tag, paper, and adhesive on paper
Dimensions
open (approx.): 35.7 × 55.9 cm (14 1/16 × 22 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: left page, l.l., in black marker: Jessica / 18-II-80 / -->
  • inscription: left page, l.r., in handwritten pen on name tag: Otto Piene
  • inscription: right page, in blue pen: humanistic spirit for a better spiritual & physical / environment - especially after t[he] world-shattering / experiences of WW2. K[epes]. Never tired of pointing out / common goals & uniting intellecutal values among / academic equals o[f] different trades. In t[he] name o[f] / humanity & t[he] better world lying ahead nuclear physicists / sociologists, architect/planners, engineers & artists / would collaborate to "realize our dreams."
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
Accession Year
2019
Object Number
2019.20.93
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Pages 185-186
Subjects and Contexts

Animating the Page

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