1975-00-00-1001
asiatische & eschenauer texte : additional images
1975-00-00-1001 1975-00-00-1002 1975-00-00-1003

asiatische & eschenauer texte

work number:
executed: 1975
classification: printed matter
object/work type: artists' publication
material/technique: pencil, organic material (dried leaves) on paper
grey cardboard portfolio (75.0 × 45.5 × 0.7 cm), sticker with name of the artist, title, publisher and year of publication in print. The portfolio includes 16 separate pages in different sizes and 1 page with table of contents (photocopy, 29.7 × 21.0 cm), printed and handwritten texts, collages of leaves, paint over newspapers, a series of photographs in color
dimensions: variable
signature and inscriptions:
edition: 100 copies, some pages numbered and dated
published by artists press : bern 1975
current location:
collecting history:
related works:
comment: the contents of the portfolio:
* 'to be' postcard (10.0 × 14.6 cm) printed on rice paper by Sangam-Press, Kathmandu [1974]
* 'different & identic (30.5 × 39.0 cm) in English and Nepalese on thin paper by Himali Chapakhana, Pokhara; signed (pencil) on the reverse
* 'different' [??] (30.5 × 39.0 cm) in Nepalese on thin paper by Himali Chapakhana, Pokhara; signed (pencil) on the reverse
* some restaurants in kathmandu' (51.5 × 36.5 cm), list of restaurants in different typography (at the end of the list a swastika), printed on very thin paper by Sangam-Press : Kathmandu 1974
* 'ma poésie est le monde' (31.0 × 25.0 cm) in Lao and English printed on ivory paper by Laovathana : Vientiane
* poster (31.0 × 25 cm) with text 'poesie actuelle | EXPOSITION | COMPLETE | de | lunag-prabang [...]', printed by Laovathana : Vientiane
* enlarged telegram (35.0 × 50.0 cm) send by herman de vries to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on 3.2.1975 for the vernissage of his exhibition on 6.2.1975 with text in English "this shall you think of all this fleeting world : | a star at down, a bubble in a stream, | a flash of lightning and a summer cloud, | a flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream" (source: Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita Sutra [= Diamond Sutra]), printed in color on heavy paper, signed with pencil on the reverse
* 1 sheet of paper folded two times (4 pages, folded 25.0 × 32.4 cm), on page 3 ten leaves of a beech tree in two rows and below the handwritten text "over de typografie van het toeval. 10 chance & change documents. (collected 16-4-1975, eschenau; herman de vries)"
* 1 sheet of paper folded two times (4 pages, folded 25.0 × 32.4 cm), on page 3 one leave of a beech tree, on page 4 the handwritten text "- poem - herman de vries. 1975
* a page of a newspaper (57.0 × 40.0 cm), the text is illegible with crosses in black felt pen ["die entscheidungen des dichters I"], signed with pencil
* a page of a newspaper (57.0 × 40.0 cm), the text is illegible with erasures (lines) in black felt pen, the illustrations still visible ["die entscheidungen des dichters II"], signed with pencil
* a sheet of paper as torn from a book (21.0 × 13.0 cm) with short text in Dutch and German "een vruchtbare wandeling" | "ein fruchtbare wanderung", printed in black and signed on the reverse
* 1 sheet of paper (35.0 × 50.0 cm) with traces of a text, later erased; on the reverse the original text from Wittgenstein, Tractatus 7 'wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muß man schweigen'; signed
* small sheet of paper (15.0 × 10.5 cm) with handwritten text 'all', on the reverse signed and dated
* on a white sheet of paper (30.0 × 44.0 cm) three color photographs are mounted, each 9.0 × 12.8 cm. The photos show footprints on the sand and a gulf; signed on the reverse
* a white sheet of paper (30.0 × 50.0 cm), empty on the front side ('weiss'); signed on the reverse followed by : (back-side)
photo/scan: courtesy Lydia Megert Editions, Bern
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
catalogue raisonné herman de vries. les livres et les publications : catalogue raisonné (centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) images repr. on pages 133-134, catalogue number 30.