from earth: +/- lila

work number:
executed: 2003
classification: works on paper
object/work type: earth rubbings (portfolio)
technique/material: 11 sheets of white paper (Durex/Römerturm (Schoellershammer) - 23.0 × 17.5 cm) 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 and 10 sheets with lila earth pigments rubbed, on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; rose-lila paper portfolio (26.0 × 19.5 × 1.7 cm) with title, artist and editor in color pencil
dimensions: 26.0 × 19.5 × 1.7 cm (portfolio)
signature and inscriptions: [on the title page (pencil)]
edition: 13 copies, numbered and signed
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Paris/Bern 2003
current location:
collecting history:
related works: in 2005 'from earth: +/- lila' became part of the 'library of earth colours'
comment: 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 (centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) no image repr., 209 (cat. number 97).