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In 1972 Beuys was summarily dismissed from the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, where he had been a revered teacher. He then embarked on a series of public lectures, using blackboards to illustrate what he termed his "expanded concept of art," which incorporated science and economics and...

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UPPER LEFT, VERSO of blackboard: Joseph Beuys 12h lecture Edinburgh 20 Aug. 1973 CENTER RIGHT, VERSO, metal tag on wooden frame reads: McDougall's Education C0 Ltd School Furnishings Edinburgh & London On OBJECT FRAME, label reads: Cadogan Tate Removals, Storage & Shipping 23 [handwritten] 9000 [handwritten] 0366329 [handwritten] Cadogan House Hythe Road, London NW106RS 0181-969 6969


The artist; with Galerie Rudolf Zwirner; with Bernd Kluser Gallery, Munich; to Private Collection; to MFA, Boston, November 2000.

Credit Line

Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Fund


© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn



Framed 105.4 x 135.9 cm (41.5 x 53.5 in.) Unframed 99.1 x 129.5 cm (39 x 51 in.)

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Medium or Technique

White and colored chalks on blackboard with wooden frame


Contemporary Art