Aufruf
© DACS 2008

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Aufruf 1978-1983
  • Artist Rooms
Beuys loved using simple and everyday materials in his work. He made many works in which newspapers were painted with Braunkreuz paint, obscuring most of the surface, but leaving small areas uncovered, often to make a particular point by highlighting words or images. Here, only the edge of a column of text remains visible. The ink stamp at the top of the work contains the image of a bull's head inside a diamond shape. The words around the image are smudged, but the word 'Kassel' can be seen at the bottom left. This German city is the location for the international modern art fair which is held every five years.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00686
  • Medium Oil paint and ink on printed paper
  • Size 47.90 x 19.90 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008