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from earth: brown braun brun

work number:
executed: 2005
classification: works on paper
object/work type: earth rubbings (portfolio)
technique/material: 12 sheets of white paper (Durex/Römerturm (Schoellershammer) - 28.5 × 22.0 cm) of which 1 sheet with on the front title ('from earth' in pencil and the second part, 2×, 'brown / braun / brun' in 6 different brown color pencils), artist, edition and editor in pencil and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples and 11 sheets with brown earth pigments rubbed, on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; white paper portfolio (31.4 × 24.0 × 1.8 cm) with title ('from earth' in pencil and the second part, 2×, 'brown / braun / brun' in 6 different brown color pencils), artist and editor in pencil
dimensions: 31.4 × 24.0 × 1.8 cm (portfolio)
signature and inscriptions: [on the title page (pencil)]
edition: 13 copies, numbered and signed
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Paris/Bern 2004
current location:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'from earth: brown braun brun' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: origin of the samples:
  1. resinga - el hierro
  2. ammod - s. india
  3. mombasa - kenia
  4. römershofen - hassberge, d.
  5. los aceviños - la gomera
  6. tokyo - japan
  7. sapong - thailand
  8. toilogt - mongolia
  9. dandenong ranges - australia
  10. peru
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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., 212 (cat. number 105).