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Luftpost (Airmail)


Joseph Beuys



Institution Walker Art Center
Location Not on view.
Luftpost (Airmail), Joseph Beuys
Courtesy Walker Art Center
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Medium: Mixed Media, Multiples, Other | airmail envelope, ink stamp
Size: 4.5 x 6.375 inches
Culture: German
Style: Fluxus
Inscriptions: In ink reverse UM "Joseph Beuys"; In ink reverse UM "Joseph Beuys"; "24/50"; stamped in ink front with "Hauptstrom" stamp and two other stamps; stamped in ink reverse with publisher stamp "edition tangente"
Physical Description: Airmail envelope with page of chemistry textbook (WAC is missing the chemistry textbook page illustrated as part of the work; see 1992 Schellmann catalogue #33). Produced during Beuys' 50th birthday action in the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf.
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number: 1992.318
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