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I The Chief, II How to Explain Paintings to a Dead Hare

Date
1970
Dimensions
book closed 11-3/4 x 8-1/4 x 1/4 inches
Type
Multiples
Description
The exhibition, Three towards infinity: new multiple art, was at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, November 19, 1970–January 3, 1971. The exhibition catalogue contains three original printed multiple art works by Beuys; he authorized their use as an original edition in the catalogue. One of the original printed multiple art works is on page 19, and is Beuys's "official" biography. See also pages 20 and 21 for "The chief", 1964/1970, and "How to explain paintings to a dead hare", 1965/1970. "The Chief": photo from the action "Der Chef–The Chief", Fluxus-chant Berlin-New York-Berlin, Galerie René Block, Berlin (December 1, 1964); photo: Jürgen Müller-Schneck. "How to explain paintings to a dead hare": photo from the action in the Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf (November 26, 1965); photo: Ute Klophaus. See text on p. 21 of exhibition catalogue, part of which reads: "Beuys performed the 'live' version of The Chief rolled up in a felt rug with a dead hare at each end, fat works in the corners of the room, and amplified noises. The event took place in 1964 at the Galerie René Block, Berlin, and lasted 9 hours."
Materials
offset lithographs on paper in exhibition catalogue Three towards infinity: new multiple art
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number
1992.368
Inscriptions
N.A.
Copyright
Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York