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the birch [volume 2], collected in 1979 from the south-side of the same tree

catalogue number: hdv 1979.042.
date created: 1979
classification: works on paper
work type: collage series
medium: dried 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, 1979; on paper (in plastic cover), in portfolio
dimensions: (24 sheets) 29.7 × 21 cm + title page (portfolio 32 × 24 × 2.5 cm)
signature and inscriptions: signed, titled and dated '- the birch - collected 1979', on the label of the portfolio (pencil)
signed and dated 'collected in 1979, from the south-side of the same tree' and 'volume 2' on the title page (pencil)
annotated '+ 1 extra mit telegram' on the reverse of the title page (pencil)
dated on each sheet '1-1-1979 [- 16-12-1979]'
edition:
current repository: collection herman and susanne de vries
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: volume I (1977) and volume III (1980)
comment: the first and lasts sheets are empty, first leaves on 1-5-1979, the last on 1-12-1979
herman de vries commented: "am dorfteich von eschenau stehen einige birken. von einer sammelten wir, von der südseite, jeden halben monat eine anzahl blätter. an einem tag im herbst war sie voll mit gelben blätter. dann kam ein sturm. am nächsten tag war sie kahl"
photo/scan: studio herman de vries/l-cs (the sheet with leaves is dated 1-7 1979
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).