v74-31 random dot grid

catalogue number: 1974-031
executed: 1974
classification: works on paper
object/work type: drawing
material/technique: black ink, white board
on the intersections of the lines of a 3 × 3 cm square grid, dots in 5 sizes are placed; groups of 3 coordinates, vertical and horizontal, 1 dot size is selected 'at random'; on the intersections a maximum of 2 chances of different sizes; between those 2 selected 'at random'
dimensions: 73.0 × 102.0 cm
signature and inscriptions: [on the reverse (pencil)] herman de vries / 'random puntraster' / V74 - 31 + studio stamp and hare stamp
current location: collection herman and susanne de vries
collecting history:
related works:
photo/scan: Marjon Gemmeke/Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1980 'herman de vries. werken 1954-1980', Groninger Museum, Groningen
2015 'herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations', Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
2017 'herman de vries. chance & change', Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon)
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) no image repr. (cat. number 2.47).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations (Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo 2015) no image repr., 77.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. chance & change / Kristine Guzmán (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León : Léon 2017) 9, image repr. on pages [72-73].