v71-70 a.r.

catalogue number: hdv 1971.011.26
date created: 1971
classification: works on paper
work type: drawing
medium: 200 dots in 5 sizes, distributed in 15 circular sub-areas; size and place of the sub-areas, distribution and size of the dots are selected at random; black ink on board
dimensions: 70 × 100 cm
signature and inscriptions: titled 'a.r. [= at random]', signed and dated/work number 'V71-70' on the reverse (graphite pencil)
current repository: collection Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
current repository number: 0551
related works: acquired through Galerie Riekje Swart, Amsterdam (1972)
photo/scan: Peter Cox/Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
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 60).
monograph 'herman de vries', in Jean Leering, Programmi sistematici (Vanni Scheiwiller : Milano 1975) image repr. on page [199].
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. random shapes (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam : Amsterdam 1975) no image repr. (catalogue number 29).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) no image repr. (catalogue number 2.34).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations (Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo 2015) image repr. on page 13, 70.