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collected august 1977

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executed: 1977
classification: works on paper
object/work type: collages (portfolio)
material/technique: 8 sheets of white board (51.0 × 33.0 cm) in wooden box with 2 copper locks; on the first sheet handwritten (black ink) title, author and edition + stamp of the editor in red ink; sheets 2-8 with dried palnts mounted, signed, dated and place where the plants are collected; the portfolio includes also a small sheet of paper (7.0 × 10.3 cm) with a text in English by herman de vries from a dialogue between Hui-Chung and Ling-Chiao:

"if there is not an iota of thing,
what is it to be named?"
"no name whatever for it"
"is there anything resembling it?"
"not a thing resembling it;
the world knows

dimensions: 55.7 × 37.5 × 4.6 cm (box)
signature and inscriptions: [on the title page (black ink)]
edition: 11 copies, numbered and signed
published by artists press : bern 1977
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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) cat. number 41.