v72-73 /I-III tautological postcards

catalogue number: 1972.10.6
executed: 1972
classification: printed matter
object/work type: postcards
technique/material: ink/biro on colour postcard
inside the squares of a 4 × 4 cm grid wooden elements (3 × 3 × 1 cm) are placed with number and direction at random
dimensions: (3 ×) 10.5 × 14.8 cm
signature and inscriptions: I. [on the front (ink)] the king as king [on the postcard King Ludwig II of Bayern]
[on the reverse (biro/ink)] gstadt // 29-7-72 // the king as king // herman de vries I [number]/30]

II. [on the front (ink)] the island as island [on the postcard Gstadt with Fraueninsel]
[on the reverse (biro/ink)] gstadt 29-7-72 // the island as // island. // II [number]/30 // herman de vries

[on the front (ink)] the castle as castle [on the postcard Schloss Herrenchiemsee]
[on the reverse (biro/ink)] gstadt 29-7-72 // the castle as castle // III [number]/30 // herman de vries

edition: 30 copies, numbered and signed
current location: [2/30] Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (collection Siegfried Cremer)
[3/30] private collection, Amsterdam
[23/30] RKD Nederlands Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis (archive Art & Project, Amsterdam)
[25/30] collection herman and susanne de vries
collecting history:
related works:
comment: series called 'tautologische postkarten'
photo/scan:
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) no image repr. (cat. number 6.7).
collection catalogue Sammlung Cremer I (Dortmund/Stuttgart 1991) images repr. on page 209-210 (cat. number 264).
collection catalogue Lynne van Rhijn, 'De koning als koning', in Schatten van het RKD Nederlands Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis (RKD Nederlands Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis : Den Haag 2018) images repr. on pages 66-69.