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"Dotted" Weaving

1959
Anni Albers (American (born in Germany), 1899–1994)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

23-3/4 x 11 inches

Accession Number

2012.1317

Medium or Technique

Wool; compound weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Fiber arts

Abstract weaving with design of red and black dots on cream wool ground.

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. (b. 1910 - d. 1989), New York; by 1973, given by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to Ralph Bettelheim (d. 1993) and Mildred Constantine (Mrs. Ralph Bettelheim; b. 1913 - d. 2008), New York [see note 1]; sold by Mildred Constantine to Donna Schneier Fine Arts, Palm Beach, FL; May 1992, sold by Donna Scheiner Fine Arts to Daphne Farago, Little Compton, RI; 2012, year-end gift of Daphne Farago to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 2013)

NOTES:
[1] Published in Beyond Craft: The Art of Fabric, as in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bettelheim. In a 1979 letter preserved in the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Mildred Constantine wrote to Anni Albers that she had received the weaving as a gift from Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York