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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1995.709
People
Joseph Beuys, German (Krefeld, Germany 1921 - 1986 Düsseldorf, Germany)
Title
Economic Value Ax
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Wirtschaftswert Axt
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
c. 1977-1984
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/219435
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Metal, varnished, and wood, inscibed in graphite, stamped
Dimensions
37.6 x 16 x 3.1 cm (14 13/16 x 6 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)
framed: 19 x 28 x 7 cm (7 1/2 x 11 x 2 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: on handle in graphite: Joseph Beuys
  • inscription: on handle, graphite, handwritten, German, in artist's hand: 1 Wirtschaftswert
  • stamp: on handle, blue ink, German: Hauptstrom (circular stamp)
  • stamp: on handle, black ink: HSL [...] / EVP M 5.30
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Willy and Charlotte Reber Collection
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1995
Object Number
1995.709
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by Joseph Beuys" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1996), Unpublished, passim

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