Joseph Beuys

Halved Felt Cross over Cologne

1977

On display at Tate Liverpool

Artist
Joseph Beuys 1921–1986
Original title
Halbiertes Filzkreuz über Köln
Medium
Lithograph and ink on paper
Dimensions
Image: 230 x 330 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1982
Reference
P07600

Catalogue entry

P07600 HALVED FELT CROSS OVER COLOGNE 1977

Inscribed ‘Joseph Beuys’ bottom centre and ‘57/110’
Lithograph, published by Edition Staeck, Heidelberg, 9×13 (23×33)
Purchased from Edition Staeck (Grant-in-Aid) 1981
Lit: op.cit., no.174

Lithograph of four postcards of Cologne Cathedral with overlaid halved crosses and a red ink line signifying Beuys' action of sweeping clean Karl Marx Square in East Berlin on May Day 1972.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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