Fettecke (Prozess) [Fat Corner (Process)]
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Fettecke (Prozess) [Fat Corner (Process)] 1968
  • Artist Rooms
Looking inside the two boxes in this vitrine, we can see that in one, the fat has been neatly shaped into the corner to make a wedge. In the other, the shape of the fat has a disturbing biological look to it, like inner organs which have been unceremoniously dumped in a heap. Beuys used triangles of fat in both his sculptures and 'actions'. From around 1963, he would use wedges of fat or felt to mark the boundaries of a space when performing an 'action'.

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Vitrine

A glass display case or cabinet used for displaying works of art, objects and curios. The term is derived from the French word ‘vitre’, which means a pane of glass.

Vitrine

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00618
  • Medium Wood, glass, 2 cardboard boxes and fat
  • Size 183.50 x 168.00 x 84.00 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