v71-63 random dot grid field

catalogue number: hdv 1971.010.
date created: 1971
classification: drawings
work type: drawing
medium: a 3 × 3 cm grid is divided in 8 horizontal and 11 vertical columns → 88 sub-areas, each with 3 × 3 elements; black ink dots in 5 sizes are selected for each 3 × 3 sub-area, 2 sizes at random, and placed on the points of intersection of the grid lines
dimensions: 71 × 98 cm
signature and inscriptions: [on the reverse (pencil)]
current repository: collection Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (acquired through Galerie Swart, Amsterdam)
current repository number: 0549
collecting history:
related works:
photo/scan: Peter Cox/Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
rights & reproduction: herman de vries/Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
exhibition history
1971 'herman de vries. random objectivations 1971', Galerie Swart, Amsterdam
1972 'Struktuur - een thema, een methode', Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden [group]
1975 'herman de vries. random shapes', Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
1980 'herman de vries. werken 1954-1980', Groninger Museum, Groningen
2012 'Spirits of Internationalism. 6 European Collections 1956-1986', M HKA, Antwerp [group]
2015 'herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations', Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
published references
exhibition catalogue Struktuur - een thema, een methode. Centrum voor Cubische Constructies, Dekkers [...] (Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal : Leiden 1972) no image repr. (cat. number 58).
monograph 'herman de vries', in Jean Leering, Programmi sistematici (Vanni Scheiwiller : Milano 1975) image repr. on page [189].
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. random shapes (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam : Amsterdam 1975) no image repr. (catalogue number 27).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) repr. on page 100 (catalogue number 2.32).
exhibition catalogue Spirits of Internationalism. 6 European Collections 1956-1986 (M HKA : Antwerp 2012) image repr. on page 67.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations (Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo 2015) image repr. on page 15, 70.