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collected august 1977

catalogue number: hdv 1977.012.
date created: 1977
classification: drawings, multiples
medium: 8 sheets of white board (51 × 33 cm) in wooden box with 2 copper locks; on the first sheet handwritten (black ink) title, author and edition + stamp of the editor in red ink; sheets 2-8 with dried plants mounted, signed, dated and place where the plants are collected; the portfolio includes also a small sheet of paper (7 × 10.3 cm) with a text in English by herman de vries from a dialogue between Hui-Chung and Ling-Chiao: "if there is not an iota of thing, / what is it to be named?" / "no name whatever for it" / "is there anything resembling it?" / "not a thing resembling it; / the world knows
dimensions: (box 55.7 × 37.5 × 4.6 cm)
signature and inscriptions: [on the title page (black ink)]
edition: 11 copies, numbered and signed
published by artists press : bern 1977
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rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
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. (cat. number 41).