Heidleberg: Edition Staeck, Germany, 1973 – 1985
46 x 45.5cm vinyl sheet silkscreened on both sides in black ink. A unsigned object multiple by Beuys (Schellmann #74). Beuys had intended to produce a “water book” using the printed sheets but when that project became technically impossible, he took the 44 different sheets and released them as a multiple. Only 1,150 were completed and Beuys handpainted many of the sheets with his brown oil paint (Browncross). This is one of the unworked and unsigned edition sheets. The weight of the entire edition when added together was 3 tonnes hence the title. Very good condition. Schellmann Nr. 74.