1 Eindhoven foot of gray plastic tube & a tall printed sheet (422 x 152 mm.) with a vertical line representing 1 Eindhoven foot and text. Eindhoven: 2005.
Rare Stanley Brouwn (1935-2017) multiple, it was available for purchase at a local hardware store, De Spijker, for the duration of the artist’s 2005 show at the Van Abbemuseum (22 January-17 April 2005).
From the printed sheet: “*one of the old dutch linear measurements, varying in length from those of other cities, as was customary for the time…
“1 m: in 1821 the kingdom of the netherlands was the first nation in the world to make the metric system compulsory. at the time the length of the metre was based on 1/40.000.000 of the circumference (meridian) of the earth. nowadays there are much more exact methods to establish the length of 1 m.”
In excellent condition.
❧ Harry Ruhé, ed., stanley brouwn: a chronology (2nd ed.: 2005).
Item ID: 9012