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Title

Save the woods

1972

Artist

Joseph Beuys

Germany

12 May 1921 – 23 Jan 1986

  • 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; 83.7 x 66.0 x 3.7 cm frame
    Signature & date

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

    Credit
    Purchased 1990
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    127.1990
    Copyright
    © Estate of Joseph Beuys/VG Bild-Kunst. Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Joseph Beuys

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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