1979-00-00-0023
leaves collected on 1-7-1979

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

catalogue number: hdv 1979.011.
date created: 1979
classification: drawings (collages), portfolios
medium: dried vegetation (birch leaves collected from the southside of the same tree) on board in portfolio
dimensions: (24 ×) 29.7 × 21 cm + title page (portfolio 32 × 24 × 2.5 cm)
signature and inscriptions: [titled, signed and dated on the label of the portfolio (pencil)] - the birch - // collected 1979 // herman de vries
[titled, signed and dated on the title page (pencil)] collected in 1979, from the south-side of the same tree // by herman de vries
[dated on each sheet] 1-1-1979 - 16-12-1979
edition:
current location: collection herman and susanne de vries
collecting history:
related works: this series was edited as volume II, 1979 (+ 1 extra with telegram); volume I was created in 1977 and volume III in 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:
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. (catalogue number 5.6 1-3).