this is number v71-03c sent to Frans Haks

v72-03a-j semiotic field in kannada-types

catalogue number: hdv 1972.083.1a-j
date created: 1972
classification: mail- & stamp art
work type: mail art
media: semiotic fields ('semiotisches felder') printed in kannada-types; vertically arranged and number of the types at random; black printing ink on paper (postcard)
dimensions: each postcard 9 × 13.8 cm
signature and inscriptions: numbered and titled + text on the reverse (ink)
edition: [handprinted with stamps by the artist]
edition 10, numbered V72-03A-J
current repository: [v72-03c] private collection, Amsterdam
[v72-03d] private collection, Italy
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: the postcard sent to Sarenco (v72-03d) was also part of the mail art series 'bilder als bilder' (v71-199)
comment: all postcards were sent from Mangalore on January 19: [v72-03a] Jiri Valoch, Brno (7 different kannada-types) / [v72-03b] Hansjörg Mayer, London (4 types) / [v72-03c] Frans Haks, Utrecht (2 types) / [v72-03d] Sarenco, Brescia (42 types) / [v72-03e] Hans Clavin, IJmuiden (1 type) / (v72-03f] Hermann Kasack, Frankfurt an Main (many types) / [v72-03g] Bernard Aubertin, Paris (8 types) / [v72-03h] Hanns Sohm, Markgröningen (4 types) / [v72-03i] Mathias Goerits, Cuernavaca (6 types) and [v72-03j] to Riekje Swart, Amsterdam (.. types)
the work number v72-03 has been assigned twice (also a drawing in sketchbook XI/ XVII
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1980 'herman de vries. werken 1954-1980', Groninger Museum, Groningen
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) image repr. on page 139, 149 (catalogue number 6.6).