random structures - an essay

catalogue number: hdv 1971.011.
creation date: 1971
classification: drawings
work type: collage series
medium: 8 collages with colored paper squares (3 × 3 cm) arranged in a grid pattern and at random choice of color (10 colors) on paper + title page; in paper folder
dimensions: (8 sheets) 32.5 × 32.5 cm
signature and inscriptions: signed, dedicated 'voor jan en tineke hoekstra a'dam 19-6-1971 herman', dated and poem on the inside of the paper folder
signed, dated and numbered '1/1' on the title page (pencil)
each collage signed and titled on the reverse (pencil)
edition: this work is number 1 from an edition of 1
current repository: collection Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
current repository number:
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 in 1971)
related works:
comment: the work numbers (left to right): Ia. v71-08e | 1b. v71-27 | II. v71-11e | III. v71-12e | IV. v71-13e | V. v71-17e | VI. v71-16e hidden random fields | VII. v71-26 random clustering
text poem '10 kleuren als bewijs van vrijheid': so weiss / als weiss / so weiss / wie weiss / ich weiss / weiss du
created in cooperation with Ellen [= Helena] Hendriks (e)
photo/scan: courtesy Christie's Amsterdam
rights & reproduction: herman de vries