v71-78 random dot grid field

work number: 1971-07-31-078
executed: 1971
classification: works on paper
object/work type: drawing
technique/material: black ink, white paper
on the intersections of the lines of a 3 × 3 cm square grid on white board, black dots in 5 sizes are placed with size 'at random'; each time size '5' is selected, other sizes have more random chances in rows 5 (or 6) elements width
dimensions: 69.0 × 95.5 cm
signature and inscriptions: [on the reverse (pencil)] herman de vries / V71-78
current location: current location unknown
collecting history: anon. sale, Dorotheum Vienna, 'Contemporary Art II', November 23, 2017 (Lot 312)
private collection, Italy
Christies Amsterdam, 'Twentieth Century Art, June 5, 2007 (Lot nr. 159)
collection Ad Dekkers, Gorkum (1972)
related works:
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1972 'Struktuur - een thema, een methode', Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden [group]
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 57).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations (Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo 2015) no image repr., 70.