Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

Anni Albers

Wallhanging, 1925

Silk, cotton, and acetate

50 x 38 in. (127 x 96.5 cm)

Die Neue Sammlung, Munich 363.26

Anni Albers, initially known as a textile artist, used the art of weaving both to make functional materials like draperies and upholstery fabrics and to create one-of-a-kind wall-hangings that function the way that pure abstract painting does. She considered these abstractions to be “visual resting places” that provided a welcome diversion from the vicissitudes of everyday life.