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Two tin cans placed next to each other with wires in between them. One has a red cross on it.

Two tin cans standing upright next to each other with small wires looping in between them. The wires meet at an orange flat square. One of the cans has a red cross painted on it.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
1995.315
People
Joseph Beuys, German (Krefeld, Germany 1921 - 1986 Düsseldorf, Germany)
Published by Edition Schellmann
Title
Telephone T--R [mirrored R]
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Telefon S--E [mirrored E]
Classification
Multiples
Work Type
multiple, object
Date
1974
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/219149

Location

Location
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions

Medium
Two tin cans, twine, label, brown oil paint ("Browncross")
Dimensions
11.8 x 20.2 x 10.1 cm (4 5/8 x 7 15/16 x 4 in.)

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Edition
1 / 24 (approx. 12 produced)
Standard Reference Number
Schellmann 136, p. 152-153

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
1995.315
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

  • Victoria Bunting, "Fat, Sulphur, Chocolate, and Blood: Storage Preservation and a Condition Survey for a Large Collection of Works by Joseph Beuys" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1996), Unpublished, passim
  • Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 242, fig. 1

Exhibition History

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