Camino Real, 1967-1969
Graphic material, Paper 59.7 x 55.9 cm
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.
- Original title:
- Camino Real
- Registration number:
- Albers, Anni
- Date created:
- Date acquired:
- MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
- Object type:
- Graphic material
- Screen print on paper
- Paper 59.7 x 55.9 cm (height x width)
- Edition number:
- P.A. 9/12
- MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Puig Foundation
- © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Barcelona
- It has accessibility resources:
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