catalogue number: hdv 1983.081.1
date created: 1983
classification: editions & publications
work type: artist's publication
medium: the book with 136 pages features 26 reproduced pages of esoteric, occult, and scientific texts in German and English concerning the uses and effects of belladonna (atropa belladonna), and 34 high-contrast still images drawn from the eponymous short film, most depicting actress BB [Birgit] Grögel; bound in gray board with a portrait of BB Grögel (18.6 × 12.6 cm) on the cover
dimensions: 21 × 29.7 × 1.2 cm
signature and inscriptions: uninscribed
edition: [published by Het Apollohuis : Eindhoven 1983]
edition 35
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comment: 'belladonna' is a short 16 mm film around actress Birgit ['BB'] Grögel; the film was shot in the summer of 1983 in the Steigerwald by herman and susanne de vries, Vince de Vries and Steve Leistner; the film was dedicated to the victims of witch persecution
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
catalogue raisonné herman de vries. les livres et les publications : catalogue raisonné / textes de herman de vries, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Didier Mathieu (Centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) image repr. on page 180, 175 (catalogue number 61).