le témoin

catalogue number: hdv 1991.061.2
date created: 1991
classification: sculpture
work type: sculpture
medium: trunk of an olive tree on marble base
dimensions: 64.5 × 238 × 89 cm
signature and inscriptions: certificate
current repository: collection Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
current repository number: KM 130.523
collecting history: acquired in 2002
related works:
comment: herman de vries wrote in 1992 "i was once in the neighborhood of mouans-sartoux in 1953.  then there were forests and olive gardens.  now this area is divided into lots of bungalows and villas, a shocking experience.  i bought this trunk in a depot of olive trunks that were sold to woodcarvers at 3 francs per kilogram" [fax to Art Affairs, Amsterdam September 28, 1992]
photo/scan: courtsey Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
rights & reproduction: herman de vries/Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
exhibition history
1991 'herman de vries. terre, vie et poésie', Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux
1998 'herman de vries. vergankelijkheid', Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim
permanent Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. terre, vie et poésie (Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux) no image repr., 46.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. meine poesie ist die welt - aus der heimat/von den pflanzen (Städtische Sammlungen Schweinfurt : Schweinfurt etc. 1993) image repr. on page 48.
monograph herman de vries (Galerie Aline Vidal / Anthèse : Paris 2000) image repr. on page 32.
monograph herman de vries. chance and change (Thames & Hudson : London 2006) image repr. on page 112.