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Title

Save the woods

1972


Artist

Joseph Beuys

Germany

12 May 1921 - 23 Jan 1986


About

This image is documentation of an environment protection action on 14 December 1971, in which Beuys and a group of fifty students swept the Grafenberger woods in Düsseldorf to protest against the planned removal of a local forest to make way for tennis courts.


Details


Other Title

Save the forest


Alternative title

Rettet den Wald


Date

1972


Media category

Print


Materials used

offset lithograph


Edition

54/200 [edition of 200 + 20 signed proofs]


Dimensions

49.0 x 50.0 cm sheet; 83.8 x 66.0 x 4.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "Joseph Beuys". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

127.1990


Artist information

Joseph Beuys

Works in the collection

55


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jörg Schellmann, Joseph Beuys Multiples, München, 1985, (illus.). cat.no. 54