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Grüne Geige (Green Violin)


Joseph Beuys, Henning Christiansen



Institution Walker Art Center
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Grüne Geige (Green Violin), Joseph Beuys, Henning Christiansen
Courtesy Walker Art Center
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Medium: Mixed Media, Multiples, Other | painted violin, ink stamp
Size: 24 x 8.5 x 3.75 inches
Culture: German
Style: Fluxus
Inscriptions: Stamped in ink with "FLUXUS ZONE WEST" stamp
Physical Description: Green-painted violin, based on an "Action Object" from the Fluxus concert "oder sollen wir es verändern" by Beuys and Christiansen at the Städtischen Museum Mönchengladbach, March 27, 1969. Appeared in a crate "Two Fluxus Objects" with Telephon S-------------E [ backward E] (Telephone S-------------R [backward R]) WAC acc. # 92.396.
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number: 1992.397
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