catalogue number: hdv 1971.011.23
date created: 1971
classification: works on paper
work type: drawing
medium: 8 × 11 square grid (3 × 3 cm) is divided in 88 sub-areas, each with 3 × 3 elements; dots in 5 sizes are selected for each 3 × 3 sub-area - with 2 sizes at random - and placed on the points of intersection of the grid lines; black ink on board
dimensions: 71 × 98 cm
signature and inscriptions: signed and dated/work number 'V71-63' on the reverse (graphite pencil)
current repository: collection Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
current repository number: 0549
collecting history: acquired through Galerie Riekje Swart, Amsterdam (1972)
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', Stedelijk 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 (Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal : Leiden 1972) no image repr. (catalogue 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.