The artist’s publication signed and numbered on the imprint, the exhibition catalog signed on the front cover.
Catalog raisonné: herman de vries. les livres et les publications. catalogue raisonné, 2005, no. 50 (artist’s publication) and no. 53 (catalog).
Condition: The artist’s publication in very good condition with only insignificant signs of age to the cloth of the cover; the catalog in good condition with minor signs of age like a faint light staining to the spine as well as very occasional soft creases and tiny bumps.
The artist’s publication published by Galerie Lydia Megert, Bern, the catalogue published on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition from July 18 to August 6, 1976 at the Museum “De Vleeshal” in Middelburg.
Added is the announcement of the artist’s publication of the gallery Lydia Megert, Bern, with a description in German and English by Herman de Vries, signed, the poster for the exhibition at the museum de Vleeshal in Middelburg, signed, and an exhibition announcement of the gallery Magazijn, Groningen, for the exhibition “16 dm² – an essay + collages, tekeningen, grafiek en publicaties vanaf 1961”, 1976, signed.
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.