Herman de Vries, (1931), Eschenau Summer Press Publications, 1977-2015.

Collection of 34 issues of the Summer Press Publications (ed. Herman de Vries) in various techniques (material collages, visual poetry, photography, audio CDs etc.), thereof 21 by Herman de Vries, dimensions from 12.5 x 12.5 cm to 30.5 x 22 cm, different runs from 75 to 300 copies. Good condition.

31 issues signed by Herman de Vries, 28 numbered, some dedicated and inscribed.

Provenance: Private collection Southern Germany, acquired from the artist.


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Catalogue raisonné: https://www.hermandevries.org/summer-press.php

Condition: Overall in good condition, the older issues with slight signs of age and use.

In addition to works by Herman de Vries, the following artists are also included:

Thomas A. Clark (Nr. 62), Muriel Desroches (Nr. 54), Hartmut Geerken (Nr. 48 und Nr. 61), Eugen Gomringer (Nr. 53), Martin Haseneier (Nr. 29), Joe Jones (Nr. 49), Robert Lux (Nr. 38 und Nr. 46), Carlijn Mens (Nr. 68/69), Karin Sander (Nr. 55), Christa Schuster (Nr. 52), Susanne Stövhase (Nr. 30), Susanne de Vries (Nr. 67)

Unsigned doublets of the following editions are added: No. 49 (2), Nos. 61, 67 and 71 (1 each).


Herman de Vries was born in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, in 1931. 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 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 since 1970.

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Herman de Vries (1931)


cd, collage, photography, visual poetry

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