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Title
Das Wirtschaftswert-PRINZIP (Economic Value Principle)
Artist
Joseph Beuys
Date
1981
Dimensions
each orientation differs 4.75 × 6.75 inches
Materials
offfset lithographs on paper
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Mixed Media (Multiples)
Accession Number
1992.503.1-.34
Style
Fluxus
Inscriptions
In ink on front of all 34 postcards “Joseph Beuys” (see description field for orientation of cards and location of signature); N.A.
Physical Description
Walker has only part of this work. Greisinger sold Walker only 34 postcards. The overall multiple includes a packet of peas, three boxes for the postcards, and a printed cardboard box into which everything fits. It is not clear how many postcards there are supposed to be in all; Walker bought 34, but there may have been 36 total. The edition number is supposed to be on the cardboard box, which Walker does not have. The cards are from three basic “series”: PRINZIP 1 Wärme; PRINZIP 2 Mensch; PRINZIP 3 Produkt..1 - . 11 are from the Wärme “series”. On reverse in offset, UL corner:“Joseph Beuys • Originalgrafik / Das Wirtschaftswert-PRINZIP / PRINZIP 1 Wärme / [see below for Karte Nr./Bestellnummer] / Foto: Klaus Staeck/Gerhard Steidl”.NOTE: The card number and Bestellnummer (order number?) are different on each card, as listed below. Dimensions for each card are listed as well, in order to describe orientation and give location of signature..1 Karte Nr. 1/Bestellnummer 96024, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front LL “Joseph Beuys”;.2 Karte Nr. 2/Bestellnummer 96025, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.3 Karte Nr. 3/Bestellnummer 96026, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.4 Karte Nr. 4/Bestellnummer 96027, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.5 Karte Nr. 5/Bestellnummer 96028, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.6 Karte Nr. 6/Bestellnummer 96029, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.7 Karte Nr. 7/Bestellnummer 96030, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph Beuys”;.8 Karte Nr. 8/Bestellnummer 96031, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph / Beuys”;.9 Karte Nr. 9/Bestellnummer 96032, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph Beuys”;.10 Karte Nr. 10/Bestellnummer 96033, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front M “Joseph / Beuys”;.11 Karte Nr. 11/Bestellnummer 96034, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.12 - . 22 are from the Mensch “series”. On reverse in offset, UL corner:“Joseph Beuys • Originalgrafik / Das Wirtschaftswert-PRINZIP / PRINZIP 2 Mensch / [see below for Karte Nr./Bestellnummer] / Foto: Klaus Staeck/Gerhard Steidl”.NOTE: The card number and Bestellnummer (order number?) are different on each card, as listed below. Dimensions for each card are listed as well, in order to describe orientation and give location of signature..12 Karte Nr. 1/Bestellnummer 96013, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph Beuys”;.13 Karte Nr. 2/Bestellnummer 96014, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.14 Karte Nr. 3/Bestellnummer 96015, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.15 Karte Nr. 4/Bestellnummer 96016, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph Beuys”;.16 Karte Nr. 5/Bestellnummer 96017, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.17 Karte Nr. 6/Bestellnummer 96018, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.18 Karte Nr. 7/Bestellnummer 96019, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.19 Karte Nr. 8/Bestellnummer 96020, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.20 Karte Nr. 9/Bestellnummer 96021, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front LL “Joseph Beuys”;.21 Karte Nr. 10/Bestellnummer 96022, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front M “Joseph Beuys”;.22 Karte Nr. 11/Bestellnummer 96023, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front M “Joseph Beuys”;.23 - . 34 are from the Produkt “series”. On reverse in offset, UL corner:“Joseph Beuys • Originalgrafik / Das Wirtschaftswert-PRINZIP / PRINZIP 3 Produkt / [see below for Karte Nr./Bestellnummer] / Foto: Klaus Staeck/Gerhard Steidl”.NOTE: The card number and Bestellnummer (order number?) are different on each card, as listed below. Dimensions for each card are listed as well, in order to describe orientation and give location of signature..23 Karte Nr. 1/Bestellnummer 96001, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.24 Karte Nr. 2/Bestellnummer 96002, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.25 Karte Nr. 3/Bestellnummer 96003, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front UR “Joseph Beuys”;.26 Karte Nr. 4/Bestellnummer 96004, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph Beuys”;.27 Karte Nr. 5/Bestellnummer 96005, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front M “Joseph Beuys”;.28 Karte Nr. 6/Bestellnummer 96006, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”;.29 Karte Nr. 7/Bestellnummer 96007, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph Beuys”;.30 Karte Nr. 8/Bestellnummer 96008, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front M “Joseph Beuys”;.31 Karte Nr. 9/Bestellnummer 96009, 6-¾ x 4-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph Beuys”;.32 Karte Nr. 10/Bestellnummer 96010, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front M “Joseph Beuys”;.33 Karte Nr. 11/Bestellnummer 96011, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph Beuys”;.34 Karte Nr. 12/Bestellnummer 96012, 4-¾ x 6-¾", signed in ink front LM “Joseph Beuys”
Printer
N.A.
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992