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Rose für direkte Demokratie (Rose for Direct Democracy)

Date
1973
Dimensions
2 x 2 x 13-1/4 inches
Type
Multiples
Description
Glass cylinder (.1) is shown with a fresh, long-stemmed rose to be changed weekly or as needed. Certificate of authenticity (.2) is on letterhead stationery for Organisation für direkte Demokratie durch Volksabstimmung (Organization for Direct Democracy through Referendum).
Materials
glass graduated cylinder with inscription, rose
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number
1992.234.1-.2
Inscriptions
Incised on glass cylinder LL to UR "Rose für direkte Demokratie". In ink on certificate front LR "Rose"; "12/[infinity mark]"; "Joseph Beuys"; stamped in ink LR with "Hauptstrom" stamp; stamped in ink LM with "edition staeck" stamp
Copyright
Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York