sketchbook IX 'eschenau ffm'

catalogue number: hdv 1971.014.2a-r
date created: 1971
classification: works on paper
work type: drawing, sketchbook
medium: 18 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, ffm [= Frankfurt am Main]' and numbered 'IX' on the cover (ink)
dedication 'voor susanne / herman de vries / susanne jacob [de vries]' on the reverse of the cover (pencil)
each sheet is numbered 'I-XVIII' and annotated on the front (pencil)
each sheet is signed and dated/work number [except sheet XVIII.] and sometimes annotated on the reverse (pencil)
edition:
current repository: collection Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
current repository number: DKM Gr. 1011, 9
collecting history: acquired directly from the artist
related works:
comment: the sheets numbered I (V71-92), III (V71-94) - V (V71-96), VII (V71-99) - VIII (V71-102), XII (V71-111) - XV (V71-114) and XVII (V71-116) are also numbered 66-77 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. [v71-92] horizontal lines at a distance of 5 mm with at random thickness of the line; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
II. [v71-93] 4 squares each with 1 line connecting 2 corners with at random direction / or \ ; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
III. [v71-94] 4 squares each with 1 line connecting 2 corners with at random direction / or \ [program as v71-93]; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
IV. [v71-95] 1 line connecting 2 corners with at random direction / or \ ; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
V. [v71-96] 3 × 3 squares of a 2 × 2 cm grid form 1 block; inside the squares the corners are connected by a line with at random direction / or \ , but each block with the same direction; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
VI. [v71-97] 3 × 3 squares of a 2 × 2 cm grid form 1 block; inside the squares the corners are connected by a line with at random direction / or \ , but each block with the same direction [program as v71-96]; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
VII. [v71-99] inside the squares of a 2 × 2 cm grid the corners are connected by a line with at random direction / or \ ; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
VIII. [v71-102] on the intersections of the lines of a 1 × 1 cm grid, dots (5 sizes) are arranged; for each group of 4 intersections one dot with at random selected place and size, black ink with graphite pencil on paper
IX. [v71-103] horizontal lines on 5 mm distance with at random choice of colour (red and black); red and black ink with graphite pencil on paper [annotated on the reverse '(oninteressant door gering aantal lijnen; / zichtbaar is echter het anders zijn tov kwadraties / formaat)' (pencil)]
X. [v71-104] horizontal lines on 5 mm distance with at random choice of colour (yellow and black); yellow and black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XI. [v71-105] vertical lines on 5 mm distance with at random choice of colour (red and black); red and black ink with graphite pencil on paper [annotated '(zie V71-103) / (aantal lijnen hier meer daardoor / werking van formaat beter zichtbaar) / (verder in beide gevallen niet geheel [= intervened] vergelijkbaar / met het gedachte. lange grote [= intervened] formaten die zelfde [= underlined] / lijnafstand hebben (bv 30 × 100 of 50 × 180 cm etc.)]
XII. [v71-111] on the intersections of the lines of a 3 × 3 cm square grid, circles are placed with randomly selected diameter (28, 30, and 32 mm); black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XIII. [v71-112] on the intersections of the lines of a 3 × 3 cm grid circles are placed with randomly selected diameter (28, 30, and 32 mm); black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XIV. [v71-113] inside the squares of a 2 × 2 cm grid, lines are arranged 1° with at random choice to place the line or not and 2° if yes, with at random selection / or \ ; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XV. [v71-114] inside the squares of a 3 × 3 cm grid, lines are placed with at random choice X, / or \ ; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XVI. [v71-115] inside the squares of a 3 × 3 cm grid, lines are arranged with at random choice / , \ , X or empty; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XVII. [v71-116] inside the squares of a 3 × 3 cm grid, lines are arranged with at random choice of / , \ , X or empty [program as v71-115]; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
XVIII. [no work number] inside the squares of a 3 × 3 cm grid, lines are arranged with at random choice of / , \ , X or empty [program as v71-115]; black ink with graphite pencil on paper
published references
anthology herman de vries, random objectivations. collection autori, 1 (edizioni amodulo : villanuova sul clisi 1972) image repr. on fol. 66-77.