What is this?
Repeating design of widely-spaced irregular circular shapes, printed in taupe flock on a very pale beige or taupe ground.
Why is this in our collection?
This design was inspired by Rosemarie Trockel’s Egg White series of photographs, published in 1993. The artist would whip up egg whites, smear them onto a background, and photograph them. She would then have positives made of the negatives, which reversed the light and shadows. It is the silhouettes from these prints that form the design on Eiweiss. Trockel is a sculptor, printmaker, and designer, and is a well-known figure in the contemporary art scene in Germany. Her work frequently confronts feminine stereotypes. She entered the international art scene in the 1980s and represented Germany in the Venice Biennale in 1999. She has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in Europe and America.... more