Connections 1925/1983, Portfolio of 9 Serigraphs

Study for unexecuted wall hanging (Bauhaus-period)---c.1926

Anni Albers (1899-1994),  Connections 1925/1983, Portfolio of 9 Serigraphs, 1925-1983: Smyrna-knüpfteppich (Bauhaus-period) 1925; Study for unexecuted wall hanging (Bauhaus-period) circa 1926; With verticals 1946; Untitled 1948; Study for nylon rug 1959; Study for hooked rug 1964; Triangulated intaglios 1972; Orchestra III 1980; Untitled 1983

Edition 125. Signed, dated and numbered 100/125 in pencil by the artist.

Image sizes: from approximately 14 to 23 high; 14-18 inches wide; sheet size 27 7/8 x 20 3/8 inches (708 x 518 mm).

Impeccably executed renderings of nine of Anni Albers’ seminal works; with fresh, clean colors, on full sheets of Umbria Italia off-white wove paper. Unobtrusive minor foxing to several of the sheets, otherwise in excellent condition. The complete set, loose as issued, contained in the original printed pressed-board portfolio. Printed in Milan, 1984. Production supervised by Fausta Squatriti. Published by Fausta Squatriti Editore, Milan.

Anni Albers was born in Berlin in 1899. She studied art first with Martin Brandenburg in Berlin and then for a year at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. In 1922 she entered the Bauhaus at Weimar to study weaving. She completed her course at the Bauhaus at Dessau in 1929 and taught there, in the fabrics’ section, from 1930 to 1933 when, the Bauhaus having been closed by the Nazi regime, she emigrated to the United States with her husband, Josef Albers, and accepted an assistant professorship at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. In 1937 she became an American citizen.

Anni Albers has been widely recognized, especially in the field of graphics. Her work has been exhibited in virtually every major museum in this field, and she received prizes, medals and honorary degrees beyond count.

We illustrate four of the serigraphs in this entry; pictures of the others are of course available on request.

With verticals---1946, Serigraph (matte black)

Study for hooked rug---1964