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a letter from james

catalogue number: hdv 1977.073.1
date created: 1977
classification: audiovisual works
work type: film/video work
medium: super 8 colour film, voice
in 1977 James Lee Byars (1932-1997) sent one of his famous letters to herman and susanne. The size of this letter, in red, was enormous. They opened this letter together on a meadow in the Steigerwald; the film recorded this action
dimensions: ca. 15 min.
signature and inscriptions: []
current repository: collection herman and susanne de vries
collection Groninger Museum, Groningen (rep. number 1980.0325)
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comment: the letter itself is part of the archive of herman de vries, now housed at the Netherlands Art Institute, The Hague
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
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., 152 (catalogue number 8.1).
exhibition catalogue Kunst van Nu in het Groninger Museum. Aanwinsten 1978-1982 = Kunst unserer Zeit im Groninger Museum. Neuerwerbungen 1978-1982 (Martinipers : Groningen 1982) no image repr., 103 (catalogue number 305).