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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 1966.2.2.1
Object Name Print
Description "Tender Picture E," 1965, offset lithograph, after an original 1928 painting by Herbert Bayer. The horizontal rectangular image contains multiple overlapping capital "E"s in gray, blue, white and black. The letters are inside boxes of their own with rows of white clouds on a blue sky. Number: 1928/22
Signature: Herbert Bayer
Date of original work: 1928
From a portfolio of 14 reproductions of paintings by Austrian artist, Herbert Bayer. Offset lithographs editioned in 1965, published by Container Corporation of America in a limited print run (see 1966.2.2). Bayer often used familiar elements, including letters and clouds, and transformed them, using them to explore concepts like space, depth, and communication.
Title Tender Picture E, from the Herbert Bayer Portfolio
Date 1965
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Bayer, Herbert
Role of Creator 2 Publisher
Creator 2 Container Corporation of America
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique offset lithograph
Dimensions H-16.5 W-22 inches
Credit line Gift of Container Corporation of America
Subjects Space
Abstraction
Perspective
Clouds
Bauhaus
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