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from white earth / von weisser erde

catalogue number: hdv 1993.052.
date created: 1993
classification: works on paper
work type: earth rubbing, edition
medium: hand-labeled case containing 8 sheets of paper of which 1 sheet with on the front handwritten title, artist and editor in graphite pencil and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples and the number of sheets '1+7 p.' + 1 sheet of Japanese paper with text 'white earth/white love/white light/white bird/white wonder/why', followed by 7 sheets with white earth samples rubbed on paper; on the reverse of the sheets the number corresponding with the list of origins; in gray cardboard case with title, artist and editor in black ink
dimensions: 7 + 1 sheets each 27.4 × 21 cm
case 29.3 × 22 × 1.4 cm
signature and inscriptions: numbered and signed on the handwritten title page (graphite pencil)
edition: 13, numbered 1/13 - 13/13
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern 1993
current repository: [3/13] collection herman and susanne de vries
[8/13] collection Bayrische Staatsbibliothek, Munich (rep. number 4 L.sel.I 3783-1/7)
[13/13] collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (rep. number 1994.1.0177)
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'from white earth' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: the geographical origins of the earth samples: montagne de thiey, fr | kirchlauter, d | marathi, patmos, gr | hermigua, gomera, sp | curaçao | elmali - kaş, tü | ait atab, ma
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 image repr., 197 (catalogue number 77).