anni get your loom

November 6, 2009


Sheep May Safely Graze, 1958, Cotton, 38.1 x 60.96 cm (15 x 24 inches)
American Craft Museum, New York City

just checked a ton of books out of the library on anni albers, wife of bauhaus’ infamous josef albers. she’s an expert weaver, designer, and all around incredible artist. this couple is such a great inspiration!

ill post photos soon from the books, but here are some images of her work from the albers foundation‘s website. together they made over 4000 works! makes me wish i’d stayed in morocco to learn to weave….

Open Letter, 1958, Cotton, JAAF: 1994.12.4, 58.4 x 59.7 (23 x 23-1/2 inches)


Untitled, n.d., Horsehair, chenille, thread. JAAF: 1994.15.13, 8.89 x 12.7 cm (3.5 x 5 inches)

Study for Do V, 1973, Gouache on paper, JAAF: 1994.10.48,50.8 x 50.8cm (20 x 20 inches)

Second Movement IV, 1972, Etching/Aquatint. JAAF: 1994.11.51, 71 x 71 cm (28 x 28 inches)

Line Involvement V, 1964, Lithograph, JAAF: 1994.11.5(d), 37.5 x 50.5 cm (14-13/16 x 19-7/8 inches)

Intersecting, 1962, Cotton and rayon., 40 x 42 cm (15.687 x 16.5 inches), Private Collection

City, 1949, Linen and cotton pictorial weaving, JAAF: 2003.12.1, 44.45 x 67.3 cm (17.5 x 26.5 inches)

Wall Hanging, 1925, Wool and silk, 235.9 x 96.04 cm (92.875 x 37.812 inches)
Die Neue Sammlung Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Munich

Under Way, 1963, Cotton, linen, and wool, 74 x 61.2 cm (29-1/8 x 24-1/8 inches), Hirshorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Bequest of Joseph Hirshorn, 1986.

Necklaces from hardware, ca. 1940, Washers and grosgrain ribbon.

Josef and Anni Albers, ca. 1935

All images copyrighted by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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