the dust of some roads

catalogue number: hdv 1977.042.26
date created: 1976-1977
classification: works on paper
work type: collage
medium: 3 samples of earth, collected in 1976 and 1977 in Chapora and Trivandrum - India and in Eschenau; on paper
dimensions: 50 × 70 cm
signature and inscriptions: titled 'the dust of some roads. shapora 20-12-1976, trivandrum 18-1-1977, eschenau 5-6 1977', signed and dated on the front (graphite pencil)
current repository: private collection
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: herman de vries. the dust of some roads & a leaf from a tree, volume 9 of the series 'the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications' (1976)
comment: herman de vries considers this collage with 3 samples to be the first 'earth rubbing'. The rubbings as they have come to be known are from 1983 and beyond
photo/scan: studio herman de vries/Julia Henfling
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
2023 'herman de vries. beyond the horizon', Galerie Geiger, Konstanz
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. beyond the horizon (Galerie Geiger : Konstanz 2023) image repr. on page 25, 24-25.