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.
Save the forest
Rettet den Wald
54/200 [edition of 200 + 20 signed proofs]
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.
Not on display
© Joseph Beuys, 1972/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Shown in 1 exhibition
Ideas and Actions: Performance, Process and Documentation, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 Oct 1999–23 Jan 2000