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catalogue number: hdv 1997.052
date created: 1997
classification: rubbings
work type earth rubbing series, edition
medium: hand-labeled case containing 10 sheets of paper of which 1 sheet with on the front title, artist, edition and editor in graphite pencil and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples + 1 sheet of Japanese paper with text 'green earth / green earth? / green? / green / green earth / - or/what', followed by 9 sheets with samples of (more or less) green earth pigments; on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; gray cardboard case with title, artist and editor in black ink
dimensions: (2 + 9 sheets) 22.9 × 17.4 cm (case 25.7 × 19.2 × 1.5 cm)
signature and inscriptions: signed and numbered on the title page (pencil)
edition: 11, numbered 1/11 - 11/11
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern and Montreuil/Paris 1997
current repository: [4/11] collection Bayrische Staatsbibliothek, Munich (rep. number 4 L.sel.I 3783-1/7)
[6/11] collection herman and susanne de vries
[8/11] private collection, Bern (sale, 'Kunst des 19. bis 21. Jahrhunderts. Online', Galerie Kornfeld Bern, September 3-14, 2021 (lot 1253))
[/11] collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam (rep. number 1998.1.0031)
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'green?' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: origins of the samples: allt gleann udalain (sc.) | pfaffenreuth (d) | niederwald, wallis (ch.) | niederwald | cournille, massif du luberon (f) | alinda, leros (gr.) | partheni, leros, arthemis temple | plefouti, leros | romont, jura (f)
in 2000 a new sheet was added to the series as 'supplement I. green? collected: hermigua/la gomeras', in cover with title, artist and editor written in pencil and in 2002 another sheet was added as 'supplement II. green? origin: north cyprus', in cover with title, artist and editor written in pencil
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., 198 (catalogue number 83).