Anni and Josef had immense conviction in their practices and way of life, and were never swayed by the changing trends of the art world. Weber advised that collectors would do well to follow their lead by acquiring works that they feel a strong connection with, rather than basing their collecting decisions on what is trending at the moment.
“Both artists were very driven by the idea of experimentation and material diversity,” said Laib. He advised that while the couple’s paintings and weavings are quite well known and revered, collectors should also look to their drawings and editioned prints.
Cleaton-Roberts explained that both artists “have become synonymous with particular images and so typically these ‘signature’ works command higher prices.” While the artist’s earlier and rarer works typically garner intense competition (the couple’s historically significant works from their Bauhaus period are nearly impossible to acquire), both artists made many significant and important bodies of original editioned prints which just as well showcase their beliefs and technical skill. “In the case of both artists, what they achieved in their best prints could not have been realized in any other medium,” said Cleaton-Roberts.