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Physical description: 7 of the 8 postcards in Fat Shine on Iron [acc. # 92.344.1-.7] show details of the object “Plastic Foot-Elastic Foot” as its fat component melted during installation at the Centre Beaubourg Paris when defective central heating system stuck at 60 degrees. One postcard [acc. # 92.344.8] shows the “culture bomb” from Beuys’s monument “Tram Stop” in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 1976. Photos: Caroline Tisdall. Walker Art Center’s cards are in a thin brown “kraft” paper envelope [acc. # 92.344.9] that is stamped in blue ink front LR with “FREE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY” stamp

Title
Fat Shine on Iron
Artist
Joseph Beuys
Date
1977
Dimensions
4.5 × 6.75 inches
Materials
offset lithograph on paper
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Mixed Media (Multiples)
Accession Number
1992.344.2
Style
Fluxus
Edition
unlimited
Inscriptions
In ink front along right edge “Joseph Beuys”; N.A.
Physical Description
7 of the 8 postcards in Fat Shine on Iron [acc. # 92.344.1-.7] show details of the object “Plastic Foot-Elastic Foot” as its fat component melted during installation at the Centre Beaubourg Paris when defective central heating system stuck at 60 degrees. One postcard [acc. # 92.344.8] shows the “culture bomb” from Beuys’s monument “Tram Stop” in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 1976. Photos: Caroline Tisdall. Walker Art Center’s cards are in a thin brown “kraft” paper envelope [acc. # 92.344.9] that is stamped in blue ink front LR with “FREE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY” stamp
Printer
N.A.
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Object Copyright
Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (image credits)