- green? -

work number:
executed: 1997
classification: works on paper
object/work type: earth rubbings (portfolio)
technique/material: 10 sheets of white paper (Durex/Römerturm (Schoellershammer) - 22.9 × 17.4 cm) of which 1 sheet with on the front title, artist, edition and editor in pencil and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples, 1 sheet of Japanese paper with text 'green earth/green earth?/green?/green/green earth/- or/what' and 9 sheets with (more or less) green earth pigments rubbed, on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; gray paper portfolio (25.7 × 19.2 × 1.5 cm) with title, artist and editor in black ink
dimensions: 25.7 × 19.2 × 1.5 cm (portfolio)
signature and inscriptions:
edition: 11 signed and numbered copies
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern and Montreuil/Paris 1997
current location:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'green?' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: origin of the samples:
  1. allt gleann udalain (sc.)
  2. pfaffenreuth (d)
  3. niederwald, wallis (ch.)
  4. niederwald
  5. cournille, massif du luberon (f)
  6. alinda, leros (gr.)
  7. partheni, leros, arthemis temple
  8. plefouti, leros
  9. romont, jura (f)
  10. in 2000 a new sheet was added to the series 'supplement I. green? collected: hermigua/la gomeras', in cover with title, artist and editor written in pencil
  11. in 2002 another sheet was added 'supplement II. green? origin: north cyprus', in cover with title, artist and editor written in pencil
photo/scan:
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) no image repr. (cat. number 83).