Gunta Stölzl. Working Drawing for Wall Hanging. c. 1924

Gunta Stölzl Working Drawing for Wall Hanging c. 1924

  • MoMA, Floor 3, 3 North The Philip Johnson Galleries

Stölzl was a prominent educator at the Bauhaus, where she developed the weaving workshop into one of the school’s most high-profile and experimental departments. Reflecting her personal experimentation and teaching methods, this unique work demonstrates how weaving is a form of creative expression inextricable from method and materials: the horizontal bands illustrate various methods for introducing threads into a woven surface, outlining both the medium’s limitations and its possibilities.

Gallery label from October 21, 2019–Spring 2020
Pencil on tracing paper
12 1/8 x 9 5/16" (30.8 x 23.6 cm)
Arthur A. Cohen Purchase Fund
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© 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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