random objectivation

catalogue number: hdv 1965.062.
date created: 1964-1965
classification: sculpture
work type: relief
medium: at random selected number and place of wooden squares on chipboard and painted with white acrylic paint
dimensions: 70 × 70 × 4.3 cm
signature and inscriptions: [titled, signed and dated on the reverse (pencil)] herman de vries // 1964-65 // 'random objectivation' + 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
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 Azimut/h. Continuità e nuovo (Peggy Guggenheim Collection / Marsilio Editori : Venice 2014) image repr. on page 324.