Bueys: Writings – Anne Marie Butler

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Joseph Beuys

“Rückenstütze eines feingliederigen Menschen (Hasentypus) aus dem 20. Jh. p. Chr. (Backrest for a Fine-Limbed Person [Hare-type] of the 20th C. A.D.)”

1972

Cast iron 

39 x 17 x 6.25 inches

 

 

Through a critique of capitalism as a system of methodological and purposeful waste and his idea of “work for others,” Beuys lands somewhere not in between, but outside of, both (Eastern) communism and (Western) capitalism. 

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