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Herman de Vries 1931, random objectivation v1968-105, 1968

Embossing on light cardboard, inserted in exhibition leaflet, embossing: 22,5 x 14,5 cm, leaflet: 22,7 x 14,9 cm. Good condition.

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

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The embossing signed on verso, with the embossed inscription “random objectivation / preegdruk / herman de vries / v1968-105“. The leaflet 2 x signed and with pencil markings.

Catalogue raisonné: Online catalogue raisonné, 1968, prints, v68-105.

Condition: Good condition with minor signs of age, the pencil markings in the leaflet pressed through on verso, there faint traces of color.

Published for the exhibition “herman de vries toevalsstrukturen” from September 27 to November 11, 1968 at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. The leaflet contains a text about the artist (in Dutch), illustrations and a list of the exhibited works.


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 since 1970.

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Herman de Vries (1931), leaflet


embossing, leaflet

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