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steigerwald holzbibliothek

catalogue number: hdv 2003.090.2
date created: 2003
classification: multiples
work type: multiple, sculpture
medium: 24 varieties of wood shaped in the form of books
dimensions: variable dimensions (see 'comment')
signature and inscriptions: certificate [?]
edition: 9, signed and numbered 1/9-9/9
[eschenau editions] : eschenau 2003 (manufactured in cooperation with Jörn Hagen)
current repository: [1/9] collection FRAC Alsace, Selestat
[4/9] collection herman and susanne de vries
[8/9] collection Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart
[?/9] private collection, Paris
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works:
comment: the 24 varieties in the xylotheque and the dimensions of each part: robinia pseudo-acacia (18.9 × 13.8 × 2.8 cm) | sorbus domestica (18.4 × 11.0 × 3.3 cm) | sorbus torminalis (18 × 12.2 × 4.3 cm) | pyrus communis (20.4 × 12.9 × 4.3 cm) | malus communis (20 × 12.8 × 3.3 cm) | prunus avium (20.3 × 14.2 × 3.8 cm) | prunus domestica (15.4 × 9 × 6.6 cm) | populus (22.8 × 16.4 × 4.2 cm) | pinus sylvestris (21.7 × 15.3 × 3.4 cm) | larix decidua (18.8 × 12.8 × 3.8 cm) | picea excelsa (20.3 × 12.6 × 4.3 cm) | pseudotsuga menziesii (22.8 × 16.9 × 4.3 cm) | acer pseudoplatanus (20.4 × 12.7 × 4.3 cm) | acer platanoides (20.3 × 12.9 × 3.8 cm) | acer campestre (21.9 × 14.8 × 3.3 cm) | fraxinus excelsior (21.3 × 18 × 3.8 cm) | betula (21.9 × 15 × 4.3 cm) | carpinus betulus (16.4 × 11.6 × 4.2 cm) | juglans regia (19 × 12.4 × 4.2 cm) | fagus sylvatica (21.3 × 14.2 × 3.9 cm) | tilia (21.4 × 14.6 × 3.8 cm) | quercus (20.4 × 14.1 × 4.3 cm) | ulmus montana (21.8 × 14.7 × 3.8 cm) | alnus glutinosa (20.4 × 18.6 × 4.3 cm)
photo/scan: courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris/archive herman de vries
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
2003 'herman de vries', Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart [8/9]
2003 'herman de vries. textes et faits', Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
2010 'Künstlerbücher : Helmut Dirnaichner, Ulrich Erben, François Morellet, Karin Sander, Gavin Young, herman de vries', Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart' [group] [8/9]
2012 'herman de vries. diversity in unity', Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell [4/9]
2018 'herman de vries. oplage 0', Block C, Groningen
2021 'La Couleur crue', Musée des beaux arts, Rennes [group]
2021 'herman de vries. 90', BorzoGallery, Amsterdam
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 p. 210-211, 209 (catalogue number 99).