sketchbook VIII 'eschenau gstadt'

catalogue number: hdv 1971.014.1a-p
date created: 1971
classification: works on paper
work type: drawing series, sketchbook
medium: 17 drawings bound in sketchbook with cardboard covers and metal spiral binding
see also 'extended description'
dimensions: 24 × 32 cm (motif size 24 × 24 cm)
signature and inscriptions: titled 'eschenau gstadt' (on paper mounted on the cover) and numbered 'VIII' on the cover (ink)
dedication 'voor susanne, gstadt aug. 1971 / herman de vries / susanne jacob [de vries]' and museum number 'T927-X-1983' on the reverse of the cover (biro and pencil)
each sheet is numbered 'I-XVII' and mostly annotated on the front (pencil)
all sheets signed [except v71-79 and v71-82] and dated/work number on the reverse (pencil)
edition:
current repository: collection Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
current repository number: DKM Gr. 1011, 8
collecting history: acquired directly from the artist
related works:
comment: the sheets numbered VI (V71-76) - VII (V71-77), IX (V71-80) - X (V71-81), XII (V71-83) and XIV (V71-85) - XVII (V71-88) are also numbered 57-65 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
extended description
I. [v71-46] on the intersections of a 2 × 2 cm grid dots (5 sizes) arranged within vertical and horizontal areas and in each area choice between 2 sizes; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
II. [v71-55] on the intersections of a 3 × 3 cm grid dots arranged with at random selection of size (5 sizes); black ink with graphite pencil on paper
III. [v71-51] on 2 × 2 intersections of a 3 × 3 cm grid dots arranged with at random selected place and with the same size randomly selected from 5 sizes; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
IV. [v71-52] inside the squares of a 2 × 2 cm grid numbers arranged in groups of 4 with at random choice of 3 numbers; rub-off number with graphite pencil on paper
V. [v71-57] on the intersections of a 3 × 3 cm grid, dots with randomly selected size (5 sizes), but in columns of 1 element one element is left out at random from left to right; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
VI. [v71-76] 2 squares with randomly selected size and place, the second in size smaller than the first; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
VII. [v71-77] on the intersections of a 2 × 2 cm grid, dots in 5 sizes are arranged; the random selection of one size increases the chance with 3 to get that same size on the surrounding intersections; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
VIII. [v71-79] inside each square of a 1 × 1 cm grid, 4 small dots (all the same size) in 10 different colours are arranged; below the grid are randomly constructed polygons; inside the polygons the colour of the dots is selected from 3 colours + one colour replaced; coloured ink with graphite pencil on paper
IX. [v71-80] on the intersections of a 4 × 4 cm grid, dots are arranged with random size ranging from 1-35 mm (22 possibilities); black ink with graphite pencil on paper
X. [v71-81] on the intersections of a 2 × 2 cm grid, dots arranged with at random selection of size ranging from 1-10 mm; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XI. [v71-82] on the intersections of a 2 × 2 cm grid, squares (in 5 sizes: 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 mm) are arranged with at random selection of place and size; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XII. [v71-83] on the intersections of a 2 × 2 cm grid, circles are arranged with at random selection of place and size ranging from 7-35 mm (16 possibilities); black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XIII. [v71-84] on the intersections of a 2 × 2 cm grid, circles with same size (22 mm) are arranged; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XIV. [v71-85] inside the squares of a 3 × 3 cm grid, lines are randomly drawn from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XV. [v71-86] inside the squares of a 3 × 3 cm grid, lines are randomly drawn from top right to bottom left or the square is left empty; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XVI. [v71-87] inside the squares of a 6 × 6 cm grid, lines are randomly drawn from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left [program as v71-85]; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XVII. [v71-88] inside the squares of a 8 × 8 cm grid, lines are randomly drawn from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left [program as v71-85]; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
published references
anthology random objectivations. collection autori, 1 (edizioni amodulo : villanuova sul clisi 1972) image repr. on fol. 57-65.