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 1987.081.2
date created: 1986-1987
classification: works on paper
work type: earth rubbing series, artist's book
medium: 108 samples of earth/soil, collected during the winter of 1986/1987 on La Gomera (Canary Islands) - Spain; 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 each 27.7 × 21 cm
slipcase 28.5 × 22.8 × 4.7 cm
signature and inscriptions: numbered 1-108 on the reverse of each sheet, edition numbered and signed (graphite pencil)
edition: 10, numbered 1/10 - 10/10 (but only 8 on the market)
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern 1987
current repository: [3/10] collection herman and susanne de vries
[4/10] private collection
[10/10] collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
current repository number: [10/10] 1998.1.0021
collecting history: [4/10] 'Kunst des 19. bis 21. Jahrhunderts', Galerie Kornfeld Bern, 16 September 2021 (lot 729)
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).