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from earth: - gelb jaune yellow -

work number:
executed: 2004
classification: works on paper
object/work type: earth rubbings (portfolio)
technique/material: 18 sheets of white paper (Durex/Römerturm (Schoellershammer) - 28.3 × 21.0 cm) of which 1 sheet with on the front title ('from earth' in pencil and the second part 'gelb jaune yellow' in 3 different yellow color pencils), artist, edition and editor in pencil and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples and 17 sheets with yellow earth pigments rubbed, on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; yellow paper portfolio (31.0 × 23.0 × 2.2 cm) with title ('from earth' in pencil and the second part 'gelb jaune yellow' in 3 different yellow color pencils), artist and editor in pencil
dimensions: 31.0 × 23.0 × 2.2 cm (portfolio)
signature and inscriptions: [on title page (pencil)]
edition: 13 copies + 1 a.c., numbered and signed
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Paris/Bern 2004
current location:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'from earth: gelb jaune yellow' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: origins of the samples:
  1. bhutan - gedu
  2. australia - ormiston gorge
  3. greece, leros - agia isidoros
  4. morocco - nzala [des] beni ammar
  5. canarias, el hierro - tifirabe
  6. germany, eschenau - drescher
  7. new zealand - coromandel
  8. u.s.a., north carolina - providence canyon
  9. u.s.a., north carolina - providence canyon
  10. germany, stiftland - pfaffenreuth
  11. germany, stiftland - konnersreuth
  12. germany, bamberg - stephansberg
  13. canarias, la gomera - chigueré [= chiguire]-santa clara
  14. canarias, la gomera - caleta
  15. france, roussillon - carrière d'ocres
  16. indonesia, south sulawesi - cra
  17. siberia, baikal - polawinna [?]
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., 209 (cat. number 100).