to be all ways to be

catalogue number: hdv 1991.082.1
date created: 1974/1991
classification: editions & publications
work type: print series
medium: text in 9 parts: 'to be / to be / ways / to be / all / to be / all / to be / to be' in black ink on rice paper
dimensions: (9 ×) 19.8 × 13.8 cm
framed 21.2 × 15.1 cm
signature and inscriptions: [?]
edition: only one copy made out of the remnants of to be all ways to be, volume 2 of the series 'temporary travelling press publications', published by herman de vries and printed by sangam-press kathmandu 1974
current repository: Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen/Weserburg, Bremen (on loan from BFA, Tilburg 2018)
current repository number:
collecting history: collection Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art BFA, Tilburg
Galerie Michèle Zeller, Bern
related works:
photo/scan: courtesy Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen, Bremen
rights & reproduction: herman de vries/Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art BFA, Tilburg
exhibition history
1992 'herman de vries. documents of a stream - the real works 1970-1992', Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
1994 'herman de vries. texts', Art Affairs, Amsterdam
1998 'herman de vries. aus der wirklichkeit', Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm
1998 'herman de vries - reizen 1970-1998. documents of a stream', Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede
2001 'herman de vries. texte und tatsachen', Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
2002 'herman de vries. différent & identique (eschenau sutra)', Musée cantonal des beaux-arts, Lausanne
2003 'herman de vries. textes et faits', Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
2014 'Van Picasso tot Sol LeWitt. Het kunstenaarsboek na 1950', Museum Meermanno, The Hague [group]
2018 'herman de vries. Taken from Nature: Artists Books, Editions, and drawings. Works from the Collection of the Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art', Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen / Weserburg, Bremen
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. documents of a stream, the real works 1970-1992 (Royal Botanic Garden : Edinburgh 1992) no image repr. (catalogue number 6).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. aus der wirklichkeit (Stadt Ulm : Ulm 1998) image repr. on pages 38-39.
monograph herman de vries (Galerie Aline Vidal/Anthèse : Paris 2000) image repr. on pages 70-71.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. texte und tatsachen (Museum für Konkrete Kunst : Ingolstadt 2001) image repr. on pages 30-31.
monograph Mel Gooding, herman de vries. chance and change (Thames and Hudson : London 2006) image repr. on page 84.
collection catalogue José Brokken-Zijp und Hans Brokken, herman de vries - die Wirklichkeit im Bild. Künstlerbücher 1960-1985 (Sammlung Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art/Museum van Bommel van Dam : Venlo 2015) images repr. on page 164, 164.