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Identification and Creation

Object Number
1995.554
People
Joseph Beuys, German (Krefeld, Germany 1921 - 1986 Düsseldorf, Germany)
Published by Edition Staeck, Heidelberg
Title
Economic Value Mineral Water
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Wirtschaftswert Mineralwasser
Classification
Multiples
Work Type
multiple, object
Date
1982
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/213461

Physical Descriptions

Medium
Bottle of mineral water, printed label, inscribed in graphite, stamped, printed wooden box
Dimensions
12.2 x 5 x 5 cm (4 13/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: on bottle label in graphite at u.l.: Joseph Beuys
  • inscription: on bottle label, c.l., graphite, in artist's hand: 1 Wirtschafts- / wert ["1 Economic Value"]
  • stamp: on bottle label, u.r., black ink: Hauptstrom ["main current"]
  • inscription: on bottle label, l.r., graphite, in artist's hand: 8/40

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Edition
8 / 40
Standard Reference Number
Schellmann 416, p. 317

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Willy and Charlotte Reber Collection, Edmée Busch Greenough Fund
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1995
Object Number
1995.554
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

  • In/Tuition: a seminar's engagement with Joseph Beuys, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/20/1997 - 12/07/1997
  • Eat Art: Joseph Beuys, Dieter Roth, Sonja Alhäuser, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 10/04/2001 - 12/16/2001
  • Multiple Strategies: Beuys, Maciunas, Fluxus, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/24/2007 - 06/10/2007
  • 32Q: 1100 60’s Experiment, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/18/2022 - 10/17/2022

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