v71-69 random structured pattern

executed: 1971
classification: works on paper
object/work type: drawing
technique/material: a 3 × 3 cm square grid on white board is divided in 8 horizontal and 11 vertical columns 88 sub-areas, each with 3 × 3 elements; black dots in 5 sizes are selected for each 3 × 3 sub-area, 2 sizes 'at random', and placed on the points of intersection of the grid lines.
dimensions: 73.0 × 102.0 cm
signature and inscriptions: [on the reverse (pencil)]
descriptive notes:
current location: collection Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (0550)
collecting history:
photo/scan: Peter Cox/Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1972 'Struktuur - een thema, een methode', Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden [group]
1975 'random shapes', Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
1980 'herman de vries. werken 1954-1980', Groninger Museum, Groningen
2012 'Spirits of Internationalism. 6 European Collections 1956-1986', M HKA, Antwerp [group]
2015 'herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations', Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
published references
exhibition catalogue Struktuur - een thema, een methode. Centrum voor Cubische Constructies, Dekkers [...] (Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal : Leiden 1972) no image repr. (cat. number 59).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) image repr. on page 100 (cat. number 2.33).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations (Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo 2015) image repr. on page 16, 70.