v75-62 zufälliges element

catalogue number: 1975.092.1
date created: 1975
classification: sculpture
work type: multiple
medium: block of untreated wood, the length of each block is determined at random; with a label on the back side with instructions for finding the position for the object on the wall
dimensions: 7.7 × 7.7 × 23.5 [-77] cm
signature and inscriptions: signed and numbered on the label (graphite pencil)
edition: 11, each different in length, numbered v75-62/1-v75 - 62/11
current repository: [v75-62/4] collection herman and susanne de vries
[v75-62/6] see correspondence Art Affairs, Amsterdam in 2000
[v75-62/11] Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart (11 and probably more numbers)
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works:
comment: the label contains the following text by herman de vries [translated from the German]: "this element must be hung on a haphazardly chosen wall (or wall chosen at random) 137 cm from floor and 312 from the left corner. if there is any obstacle eg a door, a window, you must measure to the object and continue after it. if the wall is too small, then you must continue measuring on the next wall. at the point you (thus) will find, put a nail in the wall; in a corner of 130° at 25.5 cm distance from this nail put a second nail. On these you hang up the element."
photo/scan: studio herman de vries/Julia Henfling
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1976 'herman de vries. at random', kunstcentrum 'badhuis', Gorinchem
2006 'art multiple', Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux [group]
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. at random. kunstinformatie 6 (kunstcentrum 'badhuis' : Gorinchem 1976) [15-16].
exhibition catalogue Art multiple 29 janvier-11 juin 2006 (Espace de l'Art Concret : Mouans-Sartoux 2006) no image repr., 14.