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Silberbesen und Besen ohne Haare (Silver Broom and Broom without Bristles)

Date
1972
Dimensions
.1-.2 assembled silver broom 55-1/2 x 20 x 2 inches
Type
Multiples
Description
Wooden broom with silver casing, and copper broom handle and head, with felt underlay. Both brooms relate to the action "Sweep Up" on May Day 1972 in the Karl Marx Square, Berlin.
Materials
wooden broom with silver casing, copper, felt
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number
1992.494.1-.4
Inscriptions
engraved on broom head "JOSEPH BEUYS/ BESEN 1 1972/ EDITION BLOCK/ BERLIN/ 8/20"
Copyright
Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York