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from earth: +/- lila

catalogue number: hdv 2003.052.
date created: 2003
classification: editions & publications
work type: earth rubbing seriers
medium: hand-labeled case containing 11 sheets of paper of which 1 sheet with on the front handwritten title, artist, edition and editor and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples, followed by 10 sheets with samples of lila earth pigments, collected in Plefouti and Castro on Leros - Greece, in Sta. Clara, Mta. de la Asomada and what herman and susanne called 'lomo loco [weird place]' on La Gomera (Canary Islands) - Spain and in Kirchlauter, rubbed on paper; in rose-lila cardboard case with handwritten title, artist and editor (coloured pencil)
dimensions: each sheet 23 × 17.5 cm
case 26 × 19.5 × 1.7 cm
signature and inscriptions: signed and numbered on the title page (graphite pencil)
edition: édition lydia megert - paris/bern 2003
edition 13, numbered 1/13 - 13/13
current repository: [3/13] collection Bayrische Staatsbibliothek, Munich
[6/13] collection herman and susanne de vries
[10/13] private collection, Bern
current repository number: [3/13] 4 L.sel.I 3783-1/7
collecting history:
related works: 'proofs for lila'(2000), from earth: proofs for lila-rosa-violet (2002), [proofs for 'lila rosa']
in 2005 'from earth: +/- lila' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: list of the origins of the samples: 1. leros, plefouti | 2. leros, plefouti | 3. leros, castro | 4. leros, castro | 5. leros, castro | 6. kirchlauter-d | 7. gomera, sta. clara | 8. gomera, mta. de la asomada | 9. gomera, lomo loco | 10. gomera, lomo loco
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
catalogue raisonné herman de vries. les livres et les publications : catalogue raisonné / textes de herman de vries, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Didier Mathieu (Centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) no image repr., 209 (catalogue number 97).