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Magnetischer Abfall (Magnetic Rubbish)

Date
1975
Dimensions
5-3/4 x 4-1/4 x 3/8 inches
Type
Multiples
Description
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.
Materials
magnetic steel casting
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number
1992.265.1-.3
Inscriptions
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
Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York