Willi BaumeisterUntitled (Suspended Lines I) 1953

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Artist
Willi Baumeister (1889‑1955)
Title
Untitled (Suspended Lines I)
Ohne Titel (Linien schwebend I)
Date 1953
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 260 x 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the Library 1987
Reference
P08214
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P08214 Untitled (Suspended Lines I) 1953

Ohne Titel (Linien schwebend I)
Lithograph 260 × 208 (10 1/4 × 8 1/8) on wove paper, same size; printed by Erich Mönch; inset in Edouard Jaguer (ed.), Phases, vol.1, published by Paul Facchetti, Paris, 1954; not separately editioned
Printed inscription ‘Baumeister 53’ b.r.
Transferred from the Library 1987
Lit: Heinz Spielmann, Willi Baumeister: Das graphische Werk, Hamburg 1972, p.152, no.180, repr.

P08214 is an abstract image composed of mainly horizontal, but also vertical and diagonal lines of varying thickness, density and length, printed in black on white paper. It belongs to a group of four lithographs and nine paintings made between 1951 and 1953. All consist of loose clusters of freely-drawn, non-descriptive lines. The four lithographs are illustrated in Spielmann 1972, pp.152–3, nos.179–81… (read more)

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