[enlarged telegram]

catalogue number: hdv 1975.082.1
date created: 1975
classification: mail- & stamp art
work type: mail art, print
medium: enlarged telegram sent by herman de vries to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on February 3, 1975 for the vernissage of his exhibition on 6.2.1975 with text in English 'this shall you think of all this fleeting world: / a star at down, a bubble in a stream, / a flash of lightning and a summer cloud, / a flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream' (source: Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita Sutra [= Diamond Sutra]), printed in colour on paper; some copies on board
dimensions: 35 × 50.5 cm
signature and inscriptions: signed on the reverse (graphite pencil); copies mounted on board also annotated 'text from: vajracchedika prajna paramita sutra', signed and dated on the board (graphite pencil)
edition: [artists press bern 1975]
edition 50, numbered I/c - L/c [?] and 100 for 'asiatische und eschenauer texte' [?]
current repository:
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collecting history:
related works: asiatische & eschenauer texte (1975)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1990 'herman de vries a phantom & a dream', Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart
1992 'herman de vries. documents of a stream - the real works 1970-1992', Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
1994 'herman de vries. texts', Art Affairs, Amsterdam
1994 'herman de vries. aus der wirklichkeit', Galeriehaus Kunst im Gang, Bamberg
2022 'herman de vries. sein & vergehen', Haus Nivard III, Mariabildhausen/Münnerstadt
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. documents of a stream, the real works 1970-1992 (Royal Botanic Garden : Edinburgh 1992) no image repr. (catalogue number 9).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. meine poesie ist die welt - aus der heimat/von den pflanzen (Städtische Sammlungen Schweinfurt : Schweinfurt etc. 1993) image repr. on page 44.
catalogue raisonné herman de vries. les livres et les publications : catalogue raisonné (centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) images repr. on pages 133-134 (catalogue number 30).