v71-61 random dot grid field

work number: 1971-10-27-061
executed: 1971
classification: works on paper
object/work type: drawing
technique/material: black ink on white board
on the intersections of the lines of a 3 × 3 cm square grid, black dots in 5 sizes are placed; the possible number of dot sizes increases towards the middle and back (vertical direction) and preferred percentage per element in 5 to 1 columns (horizontal); selection of the elements in these serial possibilities (and limitations) 'at random'
dimensions: 71.5 × 102.0 cm
signature and inscriptions: [on the reverse (pencil)]
current location: private collection, Groningen
collecting history:
related works:
photo/scan: Marten de Leeuw/Groninger Museum, Groningen
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1980 'herman de vries. werken 1954-1980', Groninger Museum, Groningen
published references
exhibition catalogue Kollektie De Groot. Een keuze uit de kollektie van de familie H. de Groot : plastieken, schilderijen, tekeningen en prenten (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1979) image repr. on page 38.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) no image repr. (cat. number 2.31).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations (Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo 2015) no image repr., 70.