random blocks

catalogue number: 1973.06.1
executed: 1973
classification: sculpture
object/work type: sculpture
material/technique: wood
50 wooden blocks (each 11 × 11 × 11 cm) thrown on the floor at random
dimensions: variable
signature and inscriptions: [uninscribed]
current location: collection herman and susanne de vries
collecting history:
related works:
photo/scan: Jean Brasille/Espace de l'Art Concret
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1976 'zufallsobjectivierung', Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart
1978 'System + Zufall (Mohr, Morellet, de vries, Winiarski)', Landespavillon Stuttgart, Stuttgart
1980 'herman de vries. werken 1954-1980', Groninger Museum, Groningen
1989 'herman de vries. natural relations. eine skizze', Karl-Ernst-Osthaus Museum, Hagen
1991 'herman de vries. terre, vie et poésie', Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux
2014 'herman de vries. all', Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam
published references
exhibition catalogue System + Zufall. Manfred Mohr, François Morellet, Herman de Vries, Ryszard Winiarski (Galerie D+C Mueller-Roth : Stuttgart 1978) image repr.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) image repr. on page 97 (cat. number 2.40).
exhibition catalogue Aus dem Würfelmuseum. Zur Kritik der konstruktiven Kunst. Museum der Museen, Band 2 (Wienand Verlag : Köln 1990) image repr. on page 49.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. terre, vie et poésie (Espace de l'Art Concret : Mouans-Sartoux 1991) image repr. on page 20-21.
monograph herman de vries (Galerie Aline Vidal/Anthèse : Paris 2000) image repr. on page 24.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. all (Stedelijk Museum Schiedam : Schiedam 2014) image repr. on page 28-29.