Joseph Beuys
documenta 7 expects everyone to do his duty 1982

Artwork details

Artist
Joseph Beuys 1921–1986
Title
documenta 7 expects everyone to do his duty
Date 1982
Medium Print on paper
Dimensions Image: 427 x 601 mm
Collection
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
AR00760
ARTIST ROOMS

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On 30 June 1982, as part of his contribution to documenta 7, Beuys melted a gold cast copy of the crown worn by Czar Ivan the Terrible into a symbol of peace, the Hare with Sun. The proceeds from its sale went toward the financing of a substantial part of 7000 Oak Trees.

November 2015

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