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Collections Silberbesen und Besen ohne Haare (Silver Broom and Broom without Bristles)

Collections Silberbesen und Besen ohne Haare (Silver Broom and Broom without Bristles)

Title
Silberbesen und Besen ohne Haare (Silver Broom and Broom without Bristles)
Artist
Joseph Beuys
Date
1972
Dimensions
.1-.2 assembled silver broom 55.5 × 20 × 2 inches
Materials
wooden broom with silver casing, copper, felt
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Mixed Media (Multiples)
Accession Number
1992.494.1-.4
Style
Fluxus
Edition
8/20 (from an edition of 20 + IV)
Inscriptions
N.A.; engraved on broom head “JOSEPH BEUYS/ BESEN 1 1972/ EDITION BLOCK/ BERLIN/ 8/20”
Physical Description
Wooden broom with silver casing, and copper broom handle and head, with felt underlay. Both brooms relate to the action “Sweep Up” on May Day 1972 in the Karl Marx Square, Berlin.
Printer
N.A.
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992