Triangulated intaglios from Connections

Silkscreen on paper
Support size: 27 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches; Image size: 14 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches

Throughout her career, Anni implemented new ways to use a variety of common items, most vividly seen in her jewelry made from paperclips, sink drains, and simple chains. Many of her textile designs, incorporating such modern materials as plastic, were influenced by Mexican and pre-Columbian prototypes, which she translated into more contemporary wall hangings and room dividers. She also translated these motifs to silk screens, such as Triangulated intaglios. In this print, Anni continued her exploration of her triangle motif (having first explored the shape’s versatility in 1959), celebrating what she described as “the pyramids in all their glory.”


As published in:
Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

As exhibited in: 
Bauhaus to Black Mountain: Josef and Anni Albers, 2019–2020, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

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

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