Christian-Moebuss Tag

Dusseldorf: Organisation fur direkte Demockatie, 1972 15 x 10.5cm, 1pp. Announcement card (and multiple) for a boxing match which took place during Dokumenta VI where Beuys represented "Direct Democracy" and Christian-Moebuss who represented "Representative Democracy". Judged by Anatol Herzfeld (one of Beuys' students and hardly a neutral figure) it was claimed Beuys had won the metaphoric competition. Beuys had recently set up the "Organisation fur direkte Demockatie" while being a teacher at Düsseldorf Academy - a post he waqs sacked from soon after the match. This is one of only 100 copies of the card which is stamped with a Haupstom stamp in blue and signed by both artists. VG+.

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