Catalogue entry

P07596 WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT THE ROSE 1972

Inscribed ‘Joseph Beuys’ centre right and ‘80/80’ and ‘Ohne die rose tun wir's nicht ...’
Lithograph, published by Edition Staeck, Heidelberg, 31 5/8×22 3/8 (80.4×56.8)
Purchased from Edition Staeck (Grant-in-Aid) 1981
Lit: op.cit., no.56

Colour offset lithograph from a photograph by Wilfred Bauer, taken at Beuys' desk in the political office at Documenta v (Kassel, 1972). The photograph first appeared in Zeit magazine. There is also a related multiple ‘Rose for Direct Democracy’ 1973, which is a calibrated glass vase with cut writing.

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