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the book of ashes. collected 1990-1999

work number:
executed: 1990-1999
classification: works on paper
object/work type: ash rubbings
technique/material: 220 pages of white paper (28.7 × 24.2 cm) with handwritten (pencil) title page and citation by I. von Uexküll, Die Lebenslehre (Potsdam & Zürich, 1931): "Und so kehrt jedes Subjekt im Tode aus dem Werden in das Sein zurück"; 108 samples of ashes rubbed on paper, each rubbing is protected by a sheet of Japanese paper; 1 sheet with a handwritten list of the origin of the ashes; bound by Maggy Mueller-Roth in goat leather, in slipcase
dimensions: 30.0 × 25.5 × 6.1 cm
signature and inscriptions: []
edition: 1 copy
edited by herman de vries : [Eschenau] 1999
current location: collection herman and susanne de vries
collecting history:
related works:
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) image repr. on page 202, 201 (cat. number 90).