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1969

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1999

  • We acquired this object.

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Portfolio, "Color / Moire" Portfolio Cover, 1969

This is a Portfolio. It is dated 1969 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is orange cloth-bound cardboard portfolio box with 2 sets of black ribbon ties at opening side; interior of box lined in white cloth. 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W (Exterior): 74 × 48.6 cm (29 1/8 × 19 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Portfolio, "Color / Moire" Portfolio Cover, 1969; orange cloth-bound cardboard portfolio box with 2 sets of black ribbon ties at opening side; interior of box lined in white cloth; H x W (Exterior): 74 × 48.6 cm (29 1/8 × 19 1/8 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen; 1999-6-6

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

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