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This and 26 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Portfolio, "Color / Moire" Portfolio Cover, 1969.

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Print, "black lines on blue lines", Plate 17, "Color/Moire" Portfolio, 1969

This is a Print. It is dated 1969 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is screenprint on heavy off-white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This portfolio by Albert Gregory explores the effects of color and pattern interactions. Like Josef Albers, Gregory renders the same design—in this case, concentric circles made of radiating lines—in different colorways, demonstrating how color interactions change the perception of the same form. In the second group of plates, the two images are printed slightly off-register to create the rippled pattern effect known as moiré.

This object was donated by Tamar Cohen. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

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  • 1962-54-3-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W: 71.1 × 71.1 cm (28 × 28 in.)

Cite this object as

Print, "black lines on blue lines", Plate 17, "Color/Moire" Portfolio, 1969; screenprint on heavy off-white wove paper; H x W: 71.1 × 71.1 cm (28 × 28 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen; 1999-6-6-20

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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