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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1995.448
People
Joseph Beuys, German (Krefeld, Germany 1921 - 1986 Düsseldorf, Germany)
Published by Reiner Speck
Title
"Die beste Stadt für Blinde" by Jürg Federspiel
Classification
Multiples
Work Type
book, multiple
Date
1981
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/218912
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black enamel on softbound book and copper wire
Dimensions
20 x 12 x 1.8 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in black enamel at l.r.: beuys
  • inscription: on book cover, black enamel, handwritten, English and German, in artist's hand: The 3 energies of New Grange / evolutionary warmth / forming direction / cold zone / organic / crystalline / implosive / explosive / Split cell // heute habe ich du Deutsche Sprache zur Sprache von Afrika gemacht / [Anacharsis...] / beuys / 20/20
  • stamp: at u.l. of page 50, black ink: MULTIPL DR SPECK
  • stamp: at u.r. of page 51, black ink: MULTIPL DR SPECK
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
20/ 20 plus 4 a.p. plus 2 H.C.
Standard Reference Number
Schellmann 392, p. 308
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Willy and Charlotte Reber Collection, Louise Haskell Daly Fund
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1995
Object Number
1995.448
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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