Anni Albers. Design for Wall Hanging. 1926

Anni Albers

Design for Wall Hanging


Gouache and pencil on paper
13 3/4 x 9 3/8" (34.9 x 23.8 cm)
Gift of the designer
Object number
© 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Architecture and Design
This work is not on view.
Anni Albers has 160 works  online.
There are 9,649 design works online.
There are 14,978 drawings online.

These rectilinear abstract designs based on color relationships reflect the principles of Albers’s studies at the Bauhaus. Philip Johnson, The Museum of Modern Art’s curator of architecture, invited Anni and her husband, Josef, to teach at the newly created Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where Anni ran the weaving program from 1933 to 1949. A gifted teacher, she relied heavily on her Bauhaus experience of hands–on experimentation with materials and of focus on the industrial aspects of textile production. Through Johnson she became the first textile artist to be given a one–person exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, in 1949.

Gallery label from Designing Modern Women 1890–1990, October 5, 2013–October 1, 2014

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