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Camino Real, 1967-1969

In 1929, Anni Albers visited Barcelona’s International Exposition specifically to see the German pavilion by Mies van der Rohe. At that time, she was teaching at the Bauhaus, where she stood out for her experimentation with textiles based on abstract compositions. In 1984, she published Connections, a series of autobiographical silkscreen prints in which she reflected on the various stages of her artistic career. Similarly, Camino Real (1967-1969) reproduces the design of the tapestry she made for the Camino Real Hotel, in Mexico City, commissioned by the architect Ricardo Legorreta the same year. The design shows the influence of Mexican culture in Albers’ work.

Technical details

Original title:
Camino Real
Registration number:
5617
Artist:
Albers, Anni
Date created:
1967-1969
Date acquired:
2017
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Graphic work (editions)
Media:
Silkscreen on paper
Edition number:
P.A. 9/12
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Puig Foundation
Copyright:
© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

The MACBA Collection features Catalan, Spanish and international art and, although it includes works from the 1920s onwards, its primary focus is on the period between the 1960s and the present.

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