red! / rouge! - from red earth / de la terre rouge

work number:
executed: 1998
classification: works on paper
object/work type: earth rubbings (portfolio)
technique/material: 11 sheets of white paper (Durex/Römerturm (Schoellershammer) - 28.4 × 22.4 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 the word 'red' translated in 6 languages (german, french, spanish, arabic, danish and Greek) and 10 sheets with red earth pigments rubbed, on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; gray paper portfolio (31.1 × 24.3 × 1.8 cm) with title, artist and editor printed in black ink
dimensions: 31.1 × 24.3 × 1.8 cm
signature and inscriptions: [on the title page (pencil)]
edition: 17 copies, numbered and signed
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern and Montreuil/Paris 1999
current location:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'from red earth / de la terre rouge' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: origins of the earth samples:
  1. pfaffenreuth stiftland germany
  2. alcora spain
  3. solignac massif central france
  4. montana colorada el hierro canaries
  5. lomo loco la gomera canaries
  6. cap bon tunesia
  7. wadi rum jordania
  8. jutland denmark
  9. laguna grande la gomera canaries
  10. katsouni leros greece
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 85).