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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2019.6.137
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: Rosenthal Rainbow Mural/Porcelain Designs/Paintings/"Light Satellite" for Munich Olympics
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook page, drawing
Date
1971
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/376520
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and blue pen on paper
Dimensions
open (approx.): 30.5 × 43.2 cm (12 × 17 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: left page, in black pen: VII-14-71 / ask George Clark / Harold Edgerton / G.E. / W[illegible] / about lights // VIII-17-75 / think / cherry picker / & cleaning // [encircled in blue pen:] w. Mr. van Lichten / American Optical // RAUOL F. VAN LIGHTEN // reflection / &/or refraction // part reflection / part refraction // part reflection / & part penetration // left photograph / of model // think heating / defrosting
  • inscription: right page, in black pen: VIII-14-71 / glass people / Prof. Dan Uhlmann / x 6895 / crystals / referred us to / (U.S.) American Optical / Eli Snitzer/ Sh / Schnitzer / , boss / of / [arrow] / referred us to / Ruel van Lichten / optical engineer // Framingham, Mass.
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
2019.6.137
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Pages 273-274
Subjects and Contexts

Animating the Page

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