random structures - an essay

catalogue number: 1971.012.
creation date: 1971
classification: drawings
object/work type: collage
medium: 8 collage with colored (10 colors) paper on paper in paper folder with title page
colored paper elements (3 × 3 cm) mounted on paper from left to right and top to bottom with the selection of color at random
dimensions: (8 ×) 32.5 × 32.5 cm
signature and inscriptions: [signed, dedicated, dated and with poem on the inside of the paper folder] 'voor jan en tineke hoekstra a'dam 19-6-1971 herman'
[signed, numbered and dated on the title page] herman de vries 1971. 1/1
[each collage signed and titled on the reverse] 'herman de vries' (on the reverse)
edition: only 1 copy
current location:
collecting history: sale, 'Post-War and Contemporary Art', Christie's Amsterdam, April 30-May 1, 2019 (Lot nr. 101)
Jan and Tineke Hoekstra collection, Haren
acquired directly from the artist (1971)
related works:
comment: executed in cooperation with Ellen [= Helena] Hendriks (e)
Ia: v71-08e, Ib: v71-27e, II: v71-11e, III: v71-12e, IV: v71-13e, V: v71-17e, VI: v71-16e hidden random fields, VII: v71-26 random clustering
photo/scan: courtesy Christie's Amsterdam
rights & reproduction: herman de vries