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Beuys used newspapers in several of his works of the 1960s, and they are often seen folded up or bundled together. He regarded newspapers as a reservoir of information, commenting; "If all that remained of our century was a pile of newspapers, you would still have an incredibly rich cross section of human activities and specialisations on record, a battery of ideas". In this work, the artist has made additions to newspaper using Braunkreuz paint, in one instance nearly covering the whole page. The brown cross seen in many of his drawings appears at the centre of the piece.