5-3/4 x 4-1/4 x 3/8 inches
In the attempt to produce a magnetic postcard it was discovered that printable iron sheet cannot be magnetized; hence the object "Magnetic Rubbish" (acc. # 92.265.1–.3). See also acc. # 92.268.1–.4.
magnetic steel casting
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
In pencil box lid front M "Joseph Beuys"; "7/80"; on small piece of paper shaped like a postage stamp "Joseph Beuys / 7/80" [piece of paper is not adhered to reverse of magnet, but may have been at one time; postage stamp-sized piece of paper is wrapped up in brown tissue paper with magnet].
Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York