Rose for Direct Democracy
  • multiple
  • 33.5 x 5 x 5 cm.
  • edition size 440 signed and numbered copies (plus unlimited unsigned and numbered copies)
  • signed and numbered

Rose for Direct Democracy

Joseph Beuys

Rose for Direct Democracy


A graduated glass measuring cylinder with incised texts and certificate on the letterhead of "Organisation for Direct Democracy through referendum," with rubber-stamping, numbering and signature of Beuys. A similar glass (without the incised text) was in the permanent political office on Beuys' desk during Documenta 5.


No. 71 in "Joseph Beuys : The Multiples" by Jörg Schellmann, Dierk Stemmler, Joan Rothfuss, Peter Nisbet. Munich-New York / Cambride / Minneapolis, Germany / MA / MN : Edition Schellmann / Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University / Walker Art Center, 1997, 2006, pp. 103, 441.
Heidelberg, Germany: Edition Staeck,
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