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Rose für direkte Demokratie (Rose for Direct Democracy)


Joseph Beuys



Institution Walker Art Center
Location Not on view.
Rose für direkte Demokratie (Rose for Direct Democracy), Joseph Beuys
Studio view on gray background
Courtesy Walker Art Center
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Medium: Mixed Media, Multiples, Other | glass graduated cylinder with inscription, rose
Size: 2 x 2 x 13.25 inches
Culture: German
Style: Fluxus
Inscriptions: Incised on glass cylinder near base "Joseph Beuys"; in ink on certificate front LR "Joseph Beuys"; Incised on glass cylinder LL to UR "Rose für direkte Demokratie".In ink on certificate front LR "Rose"; "12/[infinity mark]"; "Joseph Beuys"; stamped in ink LR with "Hauptstrom" stamp; stamped in ink LM with "edition staeck" stamp
Physical Description: Glass cylinder (.1) is shown with a fresh, long-stemmed rose to be changed weekly or as needed. Certificate of authenticity (.2) is on letterhead stationery for Organisation für direkte Demokratie durch Volksabstimmung (Organization for Direct Democracy through Referendum).
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number: 1992.234.1-.2
Rights: Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Artist: Joseph Beuys, German, 1921 - 1986
Role: Artist
Nationality: German
Life Dates: German, 1921 - 1986
Added to Site: March 1, 2009