Germany 1921 – 1986
Noiseless Blackboard Eraser (1974)
Felt blackboard eraser, yellow label. Felt and wooden multiple. Signed by Beuys in felt pen in Sutterlin (prewar German) script; numbered in felt pen by another hand. 5 x 20.2 x 2.5 cm.
Edition of 550, plus 6 hors commerce. Beuys had the idea for this edition at a political lecture he held during his first trip to the United States. When collectors wanted to purchase a blackboard he had drawn and written on, Beuys had it erased with this type of blackboard eraser. Edition 91/550.
Robert Feldman Fine Arts, New York.
Klüser, Bernd, Schellmann, J, 6th edition 1985, Joseph Beuys Multiples, Catalogue Raisonné of Multiples and Prints1965-1985, Editions Schellmann, Munich and New York. no. 93.
Schellmann, Jörg (ed) 1997, Joseph Beuys : The Multiples, Catalogue Raisonné of Multiples and Prints, Edition Schellmann, Munich, New York. no. 101, p. 132.