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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Joseph Beuys, German (Krefeld, Germany 1921 - 1986 Düsseldorf, Germany)
Published by Edition Seriaal
Back Support for a Fine-Limbed Person (Hare Type) of the 20th Century A.D.
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Rückenstütze eines feingliederigen Menschen (Hasentypus) aus dem 20. Jahrhundert p. Chr.
Work Type
sculpture, multiple
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Cast iron
96 × 42.5 × 15 cm (37 13/16 × 16 3/4 × 5 7/8 in.)
65 lb
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
7 / 12
Standard Reference Number
Schellmann 65, p. 98-99
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Willy and Charlotte Reber Collection, Patrons of the Busch-Reisinger Museum Fund
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Jessica Morgan, ed., Pulse: Art, Healing, and Transformation, exh. cat., Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (Boston, 2003), p. 79, color illus.

Craig Uram, "Is That Supposed to Be There?: Examination and Survey of a Selection of Joseph Beuys' Multiples with Metal Components" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2007), Unpublished, pp. 1-245 passim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. 47

Exhibition History

Pulse: Art, Healing, and Transformation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, 05/14/2003 - 08/31/2003

Re-View: S118 European & American Art since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/13/2008 - 04/09/2011

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

32Q: 1100 60’s Experiment, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/04/2021 - 04/18/2022

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