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grey & gray - from earth

catalogue number: hdv 2000.052.
date created: 2000
classification: works on paper
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 pencil and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples, followed by 9 sheets with samples of grey earth/soil; on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; gray cardboard case (31.4 × 22.9 × 1.2 cm) with title, artist and editor in black ink
dimensions: (1 + 9 sheets) 28.5 × 21 cm (case 31.4 × 22.9 × 1.2 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 2000
current repository: [4/17] collection Bayrische Staatsbibliothek, Munich (rep. number 4 L.sel.I 3783-1/7)
[6/17] collection herman and susanne de vries
[/17] collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam (rep. number 2001.1.0004)
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'grey & gray - from earth' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: origins of the samples: matala, kreta | námaskard, island | col de la chaudière, drôme, f. | gliwice, pl. | forcalquier, f. | binn-fe[=ä]ld, wallis, ch. | eaux chaudes, digne, f. | verdache, haute provence | plefouti, leros, gr.
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., 201 (catalogue number 92).