the book of ashes. collected 1990-1999

catalogue number: hdv 1999.081.
date created: 1999
classification: books, editions & portfolios
work type artist's publication, ash rubbing series
medium: 110 sheets with handwritten title page and citation by I. von Uexküll, Die Lebenslehre (Potsdam & Zürich, 1931): "Und so kehrt jedes Subjekt im Tode aus dem Werden in das Sein zurück"; followed by 108 samples of ashes rubbed on paper, each rubbing is protected by a sheet of Japanese paper; 1 sheet with a handwritten list of the origin of the ashes; binding in black goatskin (bound by Maggy Mueller-Roth), slipcase in black flannel
dimensions: 108 + 2 sheets each 28.7 × 24.2 cm
slipcase 30 × 25.5 × 6.1 cm
signature and inscriptions: titled, signed and dated on the title page (graphite pencil)
edition: [published by herman de vries : [eschenau] 1999
current repository: collection Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (rep. number V03002)
collection herman and susanne de vries
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rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
2007 'herman de vries', limArt Gallery, Tokyo
2018 'herman de vries. oplage 0', Block C, Groningen
published references
catalogue raisonné herman de vries. les livres et les publications : catalogue raisonné (centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) image repr. on page 202, 201 (catalogue number 90).
collection catalogue Caldic Collection. Artists' books / Suzanne Swarts (Caldic Collectie : Rotterdam 2007) image repr. on page 319, 318-319.