5-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
from von Gloeden Postcards, a series of 13 Italian postcards with photographs by Baron von Gloeden (1856-1931), to which Beuys has made handwritten additions. (On these postcards Beuys made whimsical drawings of the "Hauptstrom stamp" in pencil, rather than using the actual "Hauptstrom" ink stamp.) Walker has only 11 of the postcards (acc. # 92.284.1–.11); "Amicizia" and Maria are missing.
offset lithograph, graphite on paper
In pencil front UM "Essenza II'; LR "a.p. XI/X"; other penciled marks and notations [Beuys's "drawing" of the "Hauptstrom" ink stamp]; reverse UM "Essensia / Essenzia / Essenza"
Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York