additional images: herman de vries working on 'from earth: gomera' (1987)
  • 1987-00-00-051a
  • 1987-00-00-051b
  • 1987-00-00-051c
  • 1987-00-00-051d

from earth: gomera

catalogue number: hdv 1987.052.
date created: 1986-1987
classification: works on paper
work type: earth rubbing series, edition
medium: 108 samples of earth (soil, collected during the winter of 1986/1987 on La Gomera) rubbed on 108 sheets with Japanese paper bound between the pages + 3 pages showing sectional views of the earths + a schematic map indicating the origins of the earth samples (in the back cover); bound in linen and in linen slipcase
dimensions: (108 sheets) 27.7 × 21 cm (slipcase 28.5 × 22.8 × 4.7 cm)
signature and inscriptions: numbered and signed
edition: 10, numbered 1/10 - 10/10 (but only 8 on the market)
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern 1987
current repository: [4/10] private collection ('Kunst des 19. bis 21. Jahrhunderts', Galerie Kornfeld Bern, 16 September 2021 (lot 729))
[?/10] collection herman and susanne de vries
[10/10] collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (rep. number 1998.1.0021)
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works:
photo/scan: courtesy Lydia Megert Editions, Bern / archive herman de vries (photos Christine Schormeyer)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1997 'herman de vries. from earth - von der erde', Städtische Galerie am Markt, Schwäbisch Hall
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 images repr., 184 (catalogue number 68).