P07599 COSMOS AND DAMIAN POLISHED 1975
Inscribed ‘Joseph Beuys’ bottom centre and ‘21/60’
Lithograph with shoe polish, published by Edition Staeck, Heidelberg, 13×9 (33× 23)
Purchased from Edition Staeck (Grant-in-Aid) 1981
Lit: op.cit., no.136
Offset lithograph of a proof sheet of a postcard of the World Trade Centre in Manhattan. There are several other works in which Beuys uses the twin towers as a symbol of Capitalism, calling them after the legendary twins reputed to have been miraculous healers and adopted as the patron saints of the Medici. Shoe polish was smeared by hand on each print of the edition.
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984