Joseph Beuys

documenta 7 expects everyone to do his duty

1982

Medium
Print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 427 x 601 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
AR00760

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, November 2015

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