catalogue incomplète d’exposition complète de luang-prabang

catalogue number: hdv 1976.081.1
date created: 1975/1976
classification: books, editions & portfolios
work type: artist's publication, photograph series
medium: 35 black/white photographs based on the random system, made in 1975 in Luang-Prabang - Laos; on grey cardboard + a poster (photocopy); in cardboard box
dimensions: each card 14.8 × 21 cm (photo 10.5 × 14.4 cm)
box 16.8 × 22.3 × 10 cm
signature and inscriptions: on the title card 'catalogue incomplète d’exposition complète de luang-prabang : a random sample of my visual chances, 18.1.1975', signed, dated and editor handwritten on one of the grey cards (graphite pencil)
a second card + stamp 'this is different when you receive this' (in red ink)
edition: 1st edition 1976 of 25 (only 8 [10?] realised); in 1992 re-edited 25, numbered 26/50 - 50/50
1st edition 1976 by artists press : Bern, re-edited edition in 1992 by Lydia Megert Editions : Bern
current repository: [4/25] collection Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
[32/50] collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
[35/50] collection Centre national des arts plastiques
current repository number: [4/25] AS 2016/3253
[32/50] 1998.1.0013
[35/50] FNAC 03-832
collecting history:
related works: 'a random sample of my visual chances of luang prabang' (1975)
'exposition complète de luang-prabang' (1975)
photo/scan: courtesy Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1980 'herman de vries. werken 1954-1980', Groninger Museum, Groningen
1982 'les très riches heures de herman de vries', Galerie Lydia Megert, Bern
1994 'herman de vries. aus der wirklichkeit', Galerie Kornfeld, Zurich
2009 'Le Louvre invite Umberto Eco : Mille e tre', Musée du Louvre, Paris [group]
2012 'Explorateurs. Oeuvres du Centre national des arts plastiques', Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables-d'Olonne [group]
2018 'Premier Rang : catalogues en tous genres', ENSA, Limoges [group]
2019 'herman de vries. all all all : werke 1957-2019. Gerhard-Altenbourg-Preis 2019, Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg
2019 'Trois fois rien', Centre national de la danse, Pantin [group]
published references
contribution 'a random sample of my visual chances in luang prabang (laos) at 18.1.1975', in the English edition of Museumjournaal n°6 (1976) 250-251.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980: 1. informeel, monochroom, wit; 2. random objectivation; 3. experimenten met taal; 4. chance & change; 5. werkelijkheid als zelfstandig document, natuur; 6. postal messages / [samenstelling tentoonstelling en catalogus Frans Haks, Paul Vries] (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) no image repr. (catalogue number 4.18).
catalogue raisonné herman de vries. les livres et les publications. catalogue raisonné (Centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) no image repr., 168 (catalogue number 36).
collection/exhibition catalogue herman de vries. all all all : werke 1957-2019. Gerhard-Altenbourg-Preis 2019 / Lindenau-Museum Altenburg (Deutscher Kunstverlag : München 2019) image repr. on page 84/85, 151.