Joseph Beuys

Coyote

Artist
Joseph Beuys 1921–1986
Medium
Print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 594 x 839 mm
Acquisition
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00733

Display caption

Beuys’s Action I Love America and America Loves Me took place in May 1974 in a New York gallery, where he spent three days locked in a room with a live coyote. As soon as he got off the plane, he was wrapped in felt and loaded into an ambulance, then driven to the gallery without touching American soil. The Action reflected Beuys’ troubled relationship with the US and its politics. This poster was produced to advertise an exhibition of photographs of the Action shot by Beuys’ collaborator Caroline Tisdall.

Gallery label, November 2015

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