random objectivation

catalogue number: hdv 1965.062.14
date created: 1964-1965
classification: sculpture
work type: relief
medium: wooden squares with at random selected number [= 23] and place on chipboard, white paint
dimensions: 70 × 70 × 4.3 cm
signature and inscriptions: titled 'random objectivation', signed, dated '1964-65' on the reverse + inscribed with notes about the exhibition in 1965 at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam '40. Stedelijk Museum', a white label related to the exhibition at the Musée du Québec, Québec (Canada) with works numbered 15. and 16. and the address of the artist in Arnhem (graphite pencil)
current repository: private collection, Bologna (acquired 2009)
current repository number:
collecting history: collection Udo Stappert, Essen
collection Werner Ruhnau, Essen
related works:
photo/scan: courtesy the owner, Bologna
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1965 'Atelier II', Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam [group]
1966 'Collection Werner Ruhnau', Musée du Québec, Québec [group]
1967 'Le groupe Zéro de la collection Werner Ruhnau', Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal [group]
1998 'ZERO. Eine europäische Avantgarde', Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg [group]
published references
exhibition catalogue Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Atelier 2 - 24 september - 24 october 1965 (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam : Amsterdam 1965) no image repr., 12 (catalogue number 40).
exhibition catalogue Collection Werner Ruhnau (Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec : Québec 1966) typed list, no image repr. (catalogue number 15 or 16).
foldout 'ZERO. Eine europäische Avantgarde' (Städtische Galerie : Wolfsburg 1998) image repr.
exhibition catalogue Azimuth. Continuità e nuovo (Peggy Guggenheim Collection / Marsilio Editori : Venice 2014) image repr. on page 324.