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Mohammed from the von Gloeden Postcards series

Date
1978
Dimensions
3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches
Type
Multiples
Description
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.
Materials
offset lithograph, graphite on paper
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number
1992.284.1
Inscriptions
In pencil front UM "La rivoluzione siamo Noi"; LL "a.p. VII/X"; other penciled marks and notations [Beuys's "drawing" of the "Hauptstrom" ink stamp]
Copyright
Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York