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from white earth / von weisser erde

catalogue number: hdv 1993.052.
date created: 1993
classification: editions & publications
work type: earth rubbing series
medium: hand-labeled case containing 8 sheets of paper of which 1 cover page 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.', followed by a sheet of Japanese paper with text 'white earth/white love/white light/white bird/white wonder/why', followed by 7 sheets with white earth/soil samples, collected in Montagne de Thiey - France, Kirchlauter - Germany, Marathi on Patmos - Greece, Hermigua, La Gomera (Canary Islands) - Spain, Curaçao, Elmali - Kaş - Turkey and Ait Atab - Morocco; 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: each sheet 27.4 × 21 cm
case 29.3 × 22 × 1.4 cm
signature and inscriptions: numbered and signed on the cover page (graphite pencil)
edition: bern - eschenau / edition lydia megert
edition 13, numbered 1/13 - 13/13
current repository: [3/13] collection herman and susanne de vries
[8/13] collection Bayrische Staatsbibliothek, Munich
[13/13] collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
current repository number: [8/13] 4 L.sel.I 3783-1/7
[13/13] 1994.1.0177
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'from white earth' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: the list of the geographical origins of the earth samples: 1. montagne de thiey, fr | 2. kirchlauter, d | 3. marathi, patmos, gr | 4. hermigua, gomera, sp | 5. curaçao | 6. elmali - kaş, tü | 7. 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).