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Title
Testament (Will)
Artist
Joseph Beuys
Date
1974
Dimensions
13.5 × 8.5 inches
Materials
offset postcard mounted on offset lithograph, offset lithograph on paper envelope, ink
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Mixed Media (Multiples)
Accession Number
1992.256.1-.2
Style
Fluxus
Edition
1 of 12 examples, signed not numbered
Inscriptions
.1 In ink front LR “Joseph Beuys”.2 In ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”; .1 In ink front UM, M, LR handwritten additions; stamped in ink reverse with “edition staeck” stamp.2 In ink front UM “Joseph Beuys”; M “Cleve”; LM “Museum of Ulster”
Physical Description
English will and testament form, filled in by hand (by Beuys) and stamped. A postcard/invitation is stuck onto the form. The invitation was printed for the exhibition “The Secret Block for a Secret Person in Ireland” (organized by Caroline Tisdall in Oxford, April 1974), and stuck onto a will form bought in Oxford. With envelope of brown “kraftlike” paper.
Printer
N.A.
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992