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Title
Grüne Geige (Green Violin)
Artist
Joseph Beuys, Henning Christiansen
Date
1974
Dimensions
24 × 8.5 × 3.75 inches
Materials
painted violin, ink stamp
Location
On view at the Walker Art Center, Gallery 2

Object Details

Type
Mixed Media (Multiples)
Accession Number
1992.397
Style
Fluxus
Edition
24 unnumbered
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.
Printer
N.A.
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992