library of earth colours

catalogue number: hdv 2005.013.
date created: 2005
classification: drawings, portfolios
medium: box containg separate copies of the portfolios 'from white earth/von weisser erde', 'green?', 'red!/rouge! - from red earth/de la terre rouge', 'grey & gray - from earth', 'from earth: +/- lila', 'from earth: gelb jaune yellow', 'from earth: brown braun brun'; box in ecru board with label
dimensions: (box)
signature and inscriptions: [on the innerside (pencil)] herman de vries [number]/6
edition: 6 copies
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Paris/Bern 2005
current location: [2/6] private collection, Overijssel
[5/6] collection Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen/Weserburg, Bremen (on loan from BFA, Tilburg 2018)
[6/6] collection herman and susanne de vries
collecting history:
related works: contents of the box:
  1. 'from white earth/von weisser erde' (1993-1994)
  2. 'green?' (1997)
  3. 'red!/rouge! - from red earth/de la terre rouge' (1998)
  4. 'grey & gray - from earth' (2000)
  5. 'from earth: +/- lila' (2003)
  6. 'from earth: gelb jaune yellow' (2004)
  7. 'from earth: brown braun brun' (2005)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
2015 'herman de vries 1960–1995. kunstenaarsboeken, collages, gemengde technieken en video', Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo
2018 'herman de vries. Taken from Nature: Artists Books, Editions, and Works on Paper. Works from the Collection of the Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art', Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen/Weserburg, Bremen
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., 214 (catalogue number 106).
collection catalogue José Brokken-Zijp and Hans Brokken, herman de vries - die Wirklichkeit im Bild. Künstlerbücher 1960-1985 (Sammlung Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art/Museum van Bommel van Dam : Venlo 2015) image repr. on pages 125-127.