All 3 artist’s books signed, “die wiese | the meadow” additionally dedicated.
Condition: Very good condition with only very occasional insignificant signs of use.
in memory of the scottish forests, 408 pages, softcover, cardboard slipcase, 29,3 x 21 x 2,5 cm, edition of 216 copies, published by Centre des livre d’artiste, Saint-Yrieix-des-Perche, 2010. Signed on page 1. Catalog raisonné online supplement add. 6.
die wiese | the meadow (together with Susanne de Vries), 320 pages, clothbound with gild embossing, 24 x 16,5 x 3,3 cm, edition of 600 + 36 signed copies, published by Peter Foolen and Lecturis, Eindhoven, 2013. Signed and dedicated on the flyleaf by Herman and Susanne de Vries.
– poa annua 10x –, 12 pages, stapled, 9 x 9 cm, published by Piet Trantel, Barskamp, 1996. Signed on the back cover of the book.
Herman de Vries was born in Alkmaar in 1931, the Netherlands. After training at the Reichsgartenbauschule in Hoorn, he first worked as a landscape gardener before beginning to work as an artist in 1953. His early works – white pictures, collages and objects – are related to the artist groups NUL and ZERO. In 1962 de Vries began to develop the method of “random-objectivation”, with which he investigates reality in his works. In the the 1970s, de Vries increasingly turned to nature, working, for example, with natural materials such as pressed plants or soil. In 1997 he created a so-called sanctuarium for the SkulpturProjekte Münster, a piece of nature protected from human access. Since 1970, Herman de Vries lives in Eschenau in Lower Franconia.