Original banknote of the city of Düsseldorf, inflation money, 20 Sept. 1923, sheet size approx. 14.5 x 9 cm, with frame approx. 21 x 26 cm.
Signed by hand with red felt pen.
Silver frame approx. 21 x 26 cm, newly framed.
Beuys assumed that every person is an artist. In other words, that each individual in itself has the ability to shape society. “Direkte Demokratie” And the individual should not just be able to shape it, but actually do it. “Kunst = Kapital” Beuys has always dealt with politics and economic issues, like money cycles. “Museum des Geldes” / “Neues vom Gold”Thus, banknotes became works of art, signed or inscribed with messages. Since it is forbidden to do this with valid currency, even if it is art, he got around that by using foreign and old banknotes.
Provenance: Hamburger Sammler
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Please be aware that for technical reasons, there may be differences in colour between the photos and the original work.
- Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)
- Titolo dell’opera
- Banknote 500 Millionen Mark 1923 Stadt Düsseldorf
- 1920-1929, 1980-1989
- Tecnica mista
- con firma attribuita
- N. 642782
- Buone condizioni
- Dimensioni totali
- 45×35×3 cm