sketchbook 'de dood' I

catalogue number: hdv 1968.014.1a-u
date created: 1968
classification: works on paper
work type: drawing series, sketchbook
medium: 19 drawings + 2 collages in sketchbook (21 sheets of paper) with cardboard covers and metal spiral binding
see also 'extended description'
dimensions: 24 × 32 cm (motif size 24 × 24 cm)
signature and inscriptions: titled 'de dood' I on the cover (ink) and at the end sheets with drawings and notes are mounted
all sheets are numbered I to XXI and mostly with annotations on the front (pencil)
titled 'a.r.', signed and dated/work number 'V68-116 [-V68-135 and V68-137]' on the reverse (pencil)
edition:
current repository: collection Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
current repository number: DKM GR. 1011, 1
collecting history: acquired directly from the artist
related works:
comment: sheets III (V68-118) and XIII (V68-128) missing and sheet XXI (V68-137) loose leaf in the collection of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
the sheets numbered IV (V68-119), VII (V68-122) - X (V68-125), XII (V68-127), XV (V68-130) - XVIII (V68-133) and XXI (V68-137) are also numbered 5-15 in circles on the front; the number refers to the page in the anthology random objectivations (1972)
photo/scan: courtesy Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
rights & reproduction: herman de vries/Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
extended description
I. [v68-116] 22 lines drawn between randomly selected points and colour (red, blue and yellow); coloured ink with graphite pencil on paper
II. [v68-117] 22 lines drawn between randomly selected points and colour (red, blue and yellow) [figures as v68-116]; coloured ink with graphite pencil on paper
III. [v68-118] lines drawn between randomly selected points, but in chronological order connected with at random selected colour (red, blue and yellow); coloured ink with graphite pencil on paper
IV. [v68-119] paper squares (2 × 2) arranged at random; collage with black paper with graphite pencil on paper
V. [v68-120] lines drawn between randomly selected points with at random selected colo0ur (red, blue and yellow) [program as v68-116 but with different colour scheme]; coloured ink with graphite pencil on paper
VI. [v68-121] 22 letters from the alphabet (drawn by templates of 20 mm) arranged at random; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
VII. [v68-122] randomly selected points connected by lines; black ink with graphite pencil on paper [handwritten annotations (partly in Italian) probably by Sarenco]
VIII. [v68-123] randomly selected points connected by lines; red ink with graphite pencil on paper [handwritten annotations (partly in Italian) probably by Sarenco]
IX. [v68-124] randomly selected points connected by lines with number of red lines selected at random (34% → 9) and the remaining lines black [program as v68-122]; red and black ink with graphite pencil on paper
X. [v68-125] randomly selected points connected by lines [program as v68-122]; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XI. [v68-126] randomly selected points connected by lines; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XII. [v68-127] 6 areas with number at random (2-10 → 6) and at random chosen number of corners (3 or 4) get a hatch pattern with lines in random direction; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XIII. [v68-128] letters (template) and patterns of lines cut from magazines arranged at random; black ink, paper with graphite pencil on paper [titled 'inane unfinished visual story subjected by herman de vries']
XIV. [v68-129] 28 lines with at random selected number (0-99 → 28), length (1-9 cm), place and direction; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XV. [v68-130] lines with at random selected number(0-99), length (1-9 cm), place and direction [program as v68-129]; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XVI. [v68-131] 14 circles with at random selection of number (10-50 → 14), place (= center of the circle) and diameter (2-9 cm); black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XVII. [v68-132] 43 circles with at random selection of number (10-50 → 43), place (= center of the circle), and diameter (2-9 cm) [program as v68-131]; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XVIII. [v68-133] paper squares (2 × 2 cm) randomly arranged inside the squares of a 3 × 3 cm grid; collage with black paper with graphite pencil on paper
XIX. [v68-134] inside 3 vertical areas, lines in 9 colours are placed with colour and length (0-9 cm) randomly selected in the 2 outer areas; feltpen in 9 colours with graphite pencil on paper
XX. [v68-135] inside 3 vertical areas, lines in 9 colours with at random selected length (5-12 cm) and 2 colours for each of the outer areas (the non-used colours are for the inner area) [program as v68-134]; feltpen in 9 colours with graphite pencil on paper
XXI. [v68-137] 10 randomly selected points are the center of lines (2-9 cm, length selected at random) placed radius-wise but do not cross each other; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
published references
anthology herman de vries, random objectivations. collection autori, 1 (edizioni amodulo : villanuova sul clisi 1972) image repr. on fol. 5-15.