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1998-00-00-050a 1998-00-00-050b 1998-00-00-050c

red! / rouge! from red earth / de la terre rouge

catalogue number: hdv 1998.052.
date created: 1998
classification: works on paper
work type earth rubbing series, edition
medium: hand-labeled case containing 12 sheets of paper of which 1 sheet with on the front title, artist, edition and editor in handwritten graphite pencil and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples + 1 sheet of Japanese paper with the word 'red' translated in 6 languages (German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Danish and Greek), followed by 10 sheets with samples of red earth pigments; on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; gray cardboard case with title, artist and editor printed on label in black ink
dimensions: (2 + 10 sheets) 28.4 × 22.4 cm (case 31.1 × 24.3 × 1.8 cm)
signature and inscriptions: signed and numbered on the title page (pencil)
edition: 17, numbered 1/17 - 17/17
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern and Montreuil/Paris 1999
current repository: [*/17] collection Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
[5/17] collection Bayrische Staatsbibliothek, Munich (rep. number 4 L.sel.I 3783-1/7)
[9/17] private collection (anon. sale, 'Kunst des 19. bis 21. Jahrhunderts', Galerie Kornfeld Bern, 16 September 2021 (lot 730))
[15/17] collection herman and susanne de vries
[16/17] collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (rep. number 2003.6.0049)
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'red! / rouge! from red earth / de la terre rouge' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: origins of the earth samples: pfaffenreuth stiftland germany | alcora spain | solignac massif central france | montana colorada el hierro canaries | lomo loco la gomera canaries | cap bon tunesia | wadi rum jordania | jutland denmark | laguna grande la gomera canaries | katsouni leros greece
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
2003 'Seeing Red Part II. Contemporary Nonobjective Painting', Hunter College, New York [group]
published references
exhibition catalogue Seeing Red. On nonobjective paiting and color theory (Salon Verlag : Cologne 2004) image repr. on page 66, 237.
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., 199 (catalogue number 85).