• 1977-00-00-002a
  • 1977-00-00-002b
  • 1977-00-00-002c
  • 1977-00-00-002d
  • 1977-00-00-002e

the birch [volume I], collected in 1977 from the southside of the same tree

catalogue number: hdv 1977.042.26
date created: 1977
classification: works on paper
work type: collage series
medium: dried leaves (birch leaves from the southside of the same tree), collected on the 1st and the 15th of each month, starting on the 1st of January, last on December 16, 1977; on paper in plastic cover and in portfolio
dimensions: 24 sheets each 29.7 × 21 cm + title page
portfolio 32 × 24 × 2.5 cm
signature and inscriptions: titled 'the birch', signed and dated 'collected: 1977' on the label of the portfolio (graphite pencil)
titled 'collected in 1977, from the southside of the same tree', signed and number of sheets '1 + 24 x.' on the title page (graphite pencil)
dated '1-1-1977 [-16-12-1977]' on each sheet (graphite pencil)
current repository: collection herman and susanne de vries
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: volume II (1979)
volume III (1980)
comment: the first and lasts sheets are empty (no leaves on the tree), first leaves on 1-5-1977, the last on 16-10-1977
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1979 'herman de vries. "the birch" und andere arbeiten', Galerie Lydia Megert, Bern
1980 'herman de vries. werken 1954-1980', Groninger Museum, Groningen
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) no image repr., 150 (catalogue number 5.6).