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grey & gray - from earth

work number:
executed: 2000
classification: works on paper
object/work type: earth rubbings (portfolio)
technique/material: 10 sheets of white paper (Durex/Römerturm (Schoellershammer) - 28.5 × 21.0 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 and 9 sheets with gray earth pigments rubbed, on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; gray paper portfolio (31.4 × 22.9 × 1.2 cm) with title, artist and editor in black ink
dimensions: 31.4 × 22.9 × 1.2 cm (portfolio)
signature and inscriptions: [on the title page (pencil)]
edition: 17 copies, numbered and signed
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern and Montreuil/Paris 2000
current location:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'grey & gray - from earth' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: origins of the samples:
  1. matala, kreta
  2. námaskard, island
  3. col de la chaudière, drôme, f.
  4. gliwice, pl.
  5. forcalquier, f.
  6. binn-fe[=ä]ld, wallis, ch.
  7. eaux chaudes, digne, f.
  8. verdache, haute provence
  9. plefouti, leros, gr.
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., 201 (cat. number 92).