Study for nylon rug from Connections

Silkscreen on paper
Support size: 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches; Image size: 20 5/8 x 15 1/8 inches
1959 / 1983
Now on view: TJC Gallery, Spartanburg, South Carolina

The most organic design in the Connections portfolio is Study for nylon rug. The bold red-orange color serves as a warm and lively backdrop for the meandering lines that fill the page. Although Anni studied South American weaving techniques throughout her life, the winding lines here evoke the maze-like patterns she began implementing after visiting Chile and Peru in the early 1950s. Nevertheless, her lessons from the Bauhaus remained integral. One can envision the words of her Bauhaus instructor, Paul Klee, advising his students to “take a line for a walk.”


As exhibited in:
I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD, 2021, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina

Inspired Encounters: Women Artists and the Legacies of Modern Art, 2022–2023, David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center, Tarrytown, New York

Other works by this artist