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Anni Albers     Ancient Writing

Ancient Writing
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of John Young
1936, woven rayon and cotton, 59 1/4 x 44 in.


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As its title suggests, Ancient Writing could well be a Rosetta stone of an unknown language. Anni Albers's weaving is in fact a simple arrangement of lines, forms, and colors that reads as an elegant design.