Joseph Beuys, ‘Four Blackboards’ 1972
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Joseph Beuys Four Blackboards

Four Blackboards

Joseph Beuys, Four Blackboards  1972

During the 1970s, Beuys lectured extensively on art and politics, and the task of creating a genuinely democratic society. This series of three blackboards were used to illustrate an event held at Tate in 1972, in which Beuys discussed his ideas about communication and grassroots democracy. A fourth blackboard, not displayed here, was used during a subsequent lecture at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Gallery label, March 2003

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