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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
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