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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.
date created: 1977
classification: assemblages, collages & pressings
work type: collage series
medium: dried vegetation (birch leaves collected from the southside of the same tree; on the 1st and the 15th of each month, starting on the 1st of January, last on December 16, 1977) on board; in portfolio
dimensions: (24 sheets) 29.7 × 21 cm + title page (portfolio 32 × 24 × 2.5 cm)
signature and inscriptions: titled '- the birch. collected: 1977' and signed on the label of the portfolio (pencil)
titled 'collected in 1977, from the southside of the same tree', signed and number of sheets '1 + 24 x.' on the title page (pencil)
dated '1-1-1977 [-16-12-1977]' on each sheet (pencil)
current repository: collection herman and susanne de vries
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: this series was created as volume I, in 1977; volume II (+ 1 extra with telegram) was created in 1979 and in 1980 volume III
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).