why to work

catalogue number: hdv 1969.082.7
date created: 1969
classification: printed matter
work type: print, pamphlet
medium: text; original contribution (mimeographed) to Pantabox 69
dimensions: 29.7 × 21 cm
signature and inscriptions: [uninscribed?]
edition: number of copies unknown
published and handprinted by the artist
current repository: [] collection ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (rep. number 4411.17/2016)
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collecting history:
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comment: written on February 10, 1968 for the Fiumalbo International Festival 1968 in Modena, Italy and published as 'why to work' for Pantabox 69, a collection of works of art of concrete poetry and font graphics, including with one from the artist and signed photo print of a linguistic sheet by Carlfriedrich Claus, further works by: Mario Diacono, Annalisa Alloatti, Mirella Bentivoglio, Paul De Vree, Bob Cobbing, Jochen Gerz, Robert Lax, herman de vries, and many others; in a flat cardboard box (36 × 26 × 3 cm) with coloured lid design, published by Edizioni Tool : Milan 1969
photo/scan: archive herman de vries
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
2021 'herman de vries. be here', Galerie Block C, Groningen