Joseph Beuys

A Party for Animals

About this artwork

This work bears the circular stamp of the German Student Party, in red ink. Formed by Beuys in 1967, the artist commented 'The German Student Party is the world's largest party, but most of its members are animals'. The names handwritten beside the typed list of words is presumably a list of party members, including the name of the artist. Beuys was greatly involved with student politics in the 1960s and 1970s whilst he was a professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He later went on to co-found the Green Party in Germany.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    A Party for Animals
  • date created:
    1969
  • materials:
    Ink, oil paint and stamp on lithograph on paper
  • measurements:
    52.60 x 18.80 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    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
  • accession number:
    AR00680
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys