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Yellow Meander

Accession Number
2015/2.20

Title
Yellow Meander

Artist(s)
Anni Albers

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1970

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

Dimensions
28 1/8 in x 24 1/8 in (71.44 cm x 61.28 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Richard H. Shackson

Subject matter
Albers' Meander works are derived from a textile work entitled Red Meander, which she created in 1954, as a student of Black Mountain College where drawing "meandering" patterns was a requirement of design courses, the motif was originally inspired by Greek geometric patterns. Additionally, the motif represents Albers' relationship with her husband Joseph and their similar in style and interest in color.

Physical Description
This work is a square, abstract composition with thick, overlapping yellow and gray lines in a labyrinthine pattern. The print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Anni Albers 1970." and titled and numbered (l.l.) "Yellow Meander 51/75" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
abstract

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
meanders (patterns)
screen prints
yellow colors

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