mesa

catalogue number: hdv 2007.110.1
date created: 1997-2007
classification: installations
work type: floor installation
medium: mixed media
dimensions: 43 parts (together 240 × 220 × 22 cm)
signature and inscriptions: []
edition:
current repository: collection Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
current repository number: KM 131.260
collecting history: acquired directly from the artist in 2007
related works:
comment: 43 parts (from left to right):
  1. cooking pot (22 × 28 cm) - Western Africa (2002)
  2. beech branch (70 × 11.5 × 9.4 cm) - Steigerwald (1997)
  3. food bowl (6.5 × 16.2 × 21.5 cm) - Western Africa (2002)
  4. frame drum / bendir (25 × 8 cm) - Morocco (1985)
  5. resinous substance, frankincense / zaoui (9.5 × 10.2 × 8.8 cm) - Morocco (1996)
  6. nest of a blackbird (13 × 9 cm) - Eschenau
  7. nest (4.4 × 3.1 × 4.4 cm) - Oakland CA (1999)
  8. waterjug (17 × 23.5 cm) - El Cercado near Chipude, La Gomera (1993)
  9. stone (21.2 × 18 × 19.3 cm) - Steigerwald (1997)
  10. bundle of rope (ca. 43.5 × 40 × 10 cm) - Hassfurt (1974)
  11. rock crystal (17 × 11.5 × 6 cm) - unknown
  12. dragon's blood (ca. 10.5 × 8 cm) - Aichstetten (1998)
  13. ash stick (29 × 4.6 cm) - Steigerwald (2005)
  14. bone (18 × 14 × 13 cm) - Hundsrück
  15. skull cup (18 × 13.9 × 7 cm) - Labrang, Tibet (2003)
  16. bundle of twigs (42 × 13.5 × 6 cm) - Mouans-Sartoux (1991)
  17. tree stump (9 × 24 × 30 cm) - Steigerwald
  18. mala, rudraksha (88 cm) - Pashupatinath, Nepal
  19. book (36 × 33 × 5.2 cm) - Kandy, Ceylon (1971)
  20. torn root section (32.7 × 17 × 10 cm) - Steigerwald (1997)
  21. charred wood (20 × 19.5 × 12.5 cm) - Steigerwald (1999)
  22. splitting wedge (24.2 × 4.5 cm) - Westheim (1987)
  23. limestone (13 × 9.6 × 6.5 cm) - Digne-les-Bains
  24. brimstone (24.5 × 20.5 × 14.5 cm) - Stiftland (1994)
  25. sickle (24.6 × 3 cm) - Hassfurt
  26. measuring rod, broken off (3.2 × 1.2 × 24 cm) - Eschenau
  27. stone-age knives (9 × 4.3 + 7.5 &ti8mes; 3 cm) - Anatolia (2003)
  28. ayahuasca (15 × 3.5 cm + 22.7 × 2.5 cm) - Berlin (2003)
  29. peyotl (4.1 × 3.6 × 4.5 cm) - Lepe, La Gomera (1972)
  30. henbane (30.8 × 2.5 cm) - Sulzheim
  31. bar of gold (1 kg) - Hassfurt
  32. corncob - Zell am Ebersberg (1999)
  33. mortar with pestle (17.5 × 5.5 + 17.5 × 8.5 cm) - Amsterdam (1970)
  34. basalt rock (7.4 × 8 × 11 cm) - Hermigua, La Gomera (1982)
  35. prismatic glass (26 × 4 cm) - Gavdos (1978)
  36. artefact (3.5 × 10.2 × 14.5 cm) - Agadir (2005)
  37. green serpentine (5 × 10.5 × 15.3 cm) - Oberengadin
  38. sankha, conch shell (16.5 × 8 cm) - Bombay
  39. padlock, corroded (9.5 × 6.5 × 2 cm) - Steigerwald
  40. drill core (20 × 4 + 19 × 3 cm) - Digne-les-Bains
  41. hoe (15.5 × 16 cm) - Eschenau
  42. mushroom with electrical artefact (17 × 4.9 × 5.4 cm (electronic part) + 16 × 9.6 × 9.5 cm (mushroom)) - Steigerwald (2005)
  43. cymbal (6.5 × 1.5 cm) - Kathmandu (1989)
photo/scan:
rights & reproduction: herman de vries/Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
exhibition history
2009 'herman de vries. unity', Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
published references
monograph mesa. katalog mit dokumentation und einigen anmerkungen und zusätzlichen informationen = catalogue with documentation, some annotations and additional information 1996-2007 (Stichting Kröller Müller Museum : Otterlo 2009).