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from white earth / von weisser erde

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executed: 1993-1994
classification: works on paper
object/work type: earth rubbings (portfolio)
technique/material: 8 sheets of white paper (Durex/Römerturm (Schoellershammer) - 27.4 × 21.0 cm) of which 1 sheet with on the front title, artist and editor in pencil and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples, 1 sheet of Japanese paper with text 'white earth/white love/white light/white bird/white wonder/why' and 7 sheets with white earth pigments rubbed, on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; gray paper portfolio (29.3 × 22.0 × 1.4 cm) with title, artist and editor in black ink
dimensions: 29.3 × 22.0 × 1.4 cm (portfolio)
signature and inscriptions: [on the title page (pencil)]
edition: 13 signed and numbered copies
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern 1993
current location:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'from white earth' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: the origins of the earth samples are:
  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
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 (cat. number 77).