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Testament (Will)

Date
1974
Dimensions
13-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches
Type
Multiples
Description
English will and testament form, filled in by hand (by Beuys) and stamped. A postcard/invitation is stuck onto the form. The invitation was printed for the exhibition "The Secret Block for a Secret Person in Ireland" (organized by Caroline Tisdall in Oxford, April 1974), and stuck onto a will form bought in Oxford. With envelope of brown "kraftlike" paper.
Materials
offset postcard mounted on offset lithograph, offset lithograph on paper envelope, ink
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number
1992.256.1-.2
Inscriptions
.1 In ink front UM, M, LR handwritten additions; stamped in ink reverse with "edition staeck" stamp .2 In ink front UM "Joseph Beuys"; M "Cleve"; LM "Museum of Ulster"
Copyright
Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York