catalogue number: hdv 1969.011.15
date created: 1969/1970
classification: works on paper
work type: drawing
medium: the letters of the text 'but you don't know what it is' [source: Bob Dylan, 'Ballad Of a Thin Man' from the album Highway 61 Revisited (1965)] arranged with at random selection of place and size; black ink on paper
dimensions: 19.9 × 10.8 cm
signature and inscriptions: uninscribed [?]
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comment: contribution to the series of 36 prints in exempla: documenti di poesia concreta e visuale / documents of concrete and visual poetry, edited by Maurizio Nannucci with works by herman de vries, Heinz Gappmair, Shohachiro Takahashi, Franco Verdi, and others (Firenze 1970); edition 200, numbered. In addition to the artists’ contributions, Nannucci also provides a declarative essay in Italian and English which outlines the global role and influence of experimental poetry since the 1950’s, and how as an art form, it will continue to evolve and influence language and semiotics.
rights & reproduction: herman de vries