Anni Albers (German, 1899 – 1994)
PO I, 1973
Serigraph with photo-offset background on Arches paper
Signed to the lower right
Published for Jack Pollock Gallery, Toronto
Screenprinting by Sirocco Screenprints (North Haven, Connecticut)
Photo-offset printing by Fox Press (West Hartford, Connecticut)
Framed under mat and glass
A signed limited edition mixed media serigraph and photo-offset print on Arches fine printmaking paper by very well-listed German-American designer, printmaker, and textile artist Anni Albers (1899 – 1994), titled PO I. The piece depicts a geometric orange pattern layered over a grayscale background texture. The print is signed, titled, dated, and numbered in graphite to the lower corners. It is matted in white and presented behind glass in a blonde wooden frame with hooks for a hanging wire to the verso.
Brenda Danilowitz and Nicholas Fox Weber, The Prints of Anni Albers: A Catalogue Raisonné, pages 98-99
Albers studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule (Hamburg) before enrolling as a student at the Bauhaus in 1922, where she would go on to teach. In 1925, Anni married fellow Bauhaus instructor and famed Modernist painter and designer Josef Albers (1888 – 1976). Facing mounting Nazi pressure in Germany, the couple moved join the faculty at Black Mountain College in North Carolina in 1933, where she led the the weaving and textile design program. In 1949, Albers became the first designer to be granted a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1950, the Albers moved to Connecticut where Anni served as the chairman of Yale University’s design department. In 1963, Albers began experimenting in printmaking — a medium she would focus on until her death in 1994.
- measures frame. Visible image area measures 12.5" W x 14.75" H.