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my poetry is the world ...

catalogue number: hdv 1974.061.1
date created: 1974
classification: sculpture
work type: sculpture
medium: bluestone and text in gold paint; text: my poetry is the world / i write it every day / i rewrite it every day / i eat it every day / i read it every day / the world is my chance / it changes me every day / my chance is my poetry
dimensions: 60 × 60 × 4.2 cm
signature and inscriptions: certificate
current repository: collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
current repository number: KM 134.033
collecting history:
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comment: 'my poetry is the world ...' was made by herman de vries in 1974 on the occasion of the first Symposion in Gorinchem, a periodically organized art event for constructivist and concrete art. The tile lay on the sidewalk in front of Kunstcentrum Badhuis in Gorinchem (run by Antoinette Hilgemann-de Stigter) from 1974 to 1984 and then from 1988 to 2008 in front of the gallery Art Affairs in Amsterdam. In 2015 Antoinette & Ewerdt Hilgemann donated the stone to the Kröller-Müller Museum, where it lies in the path to the sculpture garden of the where visitors can walk across it
photo/scan: courtesy Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo/archive Art Affairs, Amsterdam (photo 1974)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries