Anni Albers - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Nicholas Fox Weber and Brenda Danilowitz 71-79

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Smyrna-Knüpfteppich, Study for an Unexecuted Wall Hanging, With Verticals, Untitled, Study for Nylon Rug, Study for Hooked Rug, Triangulated Intaglio, Orchestra III and Untitled

  • Artist Biography

    Anni Albers

    German-American • 1899 - 1994

    Anni Albers was a German-American artist. Born Anni Fleischmann in Berlin, her interest in art was encouraged from a young age, and she enrolled in the famous Bauhaus in 1922. While there, she began to pursue weaving and textile-based works, blurring the line between fine art and craft. Though this medium would come to define Albers’ practice, at the time it was the only course at the Bauhaus that allowed women to enroll. In her second year, she managed to get herself into a stained glass workshop where she met her husband, fellow artist and educator Josef Albers. The pair emigrated to the United States in 1933 due to rising tensions in Europe. Though they encouraged each others’ work, Josef and Anni never collaborated on projects together. 

    Later in life, Albers became a prolific printmaker. As in her textile work, her prints are characterized by bold geometric patterns and an inventive use of color. Living in the United States afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively in Mexico and South America, where she became interested in and inspired by Pre-Columbian art. Albers passed away in 1994 in her adopted home of New Haven, CT.

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The complete set of nine screenprints in colours, on Cartiere Miliani of Fabriano Umbria Italia and Fabriano Cotton papers, with full margins, with an introduction From the Line to the Texture by the publisher, the sheets loose (as issued) contained in original paper-covered cardboard portfolio with printed title.
portfolio 70.5 x 51 x 1 cm (27 3/4 x 20 1/8 x 0 3/8 in.)
All signed, dated variously from 1925-1983, and numbered 111/125 in pencil, further numbered '111' in pencil on the colophon, published by Fausta Squatriti, Milan.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £9,375

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 June 2018