A Dozen Roses
The Joseph Beuys multiple Rose für direkte Demokratie
(‘Rose for Direct Democracy’), a graduated glass cylinder
with inscription, is taken to a commercial photographer
with a bouquet of fresh long-stem roses. Each flower is
placed into the cylinder then photographed and printed
at 1:1 scale. The twelve photographs are exhibited in a
row as an arrangement.

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Joseph Beuys
Rose for Direct Democracy, 1973
glass graduated cylinder with inscription
33.5 cm × 5cm
Edition Staeck, Heidelberg

 

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Joseph Beuys
ohne die Rose tun wir’s nicht
(We Won’t Do It without the Rose), 1972
Offset lithograph on paper
31.75 × 22.25 cm
Lithograph made a from photograph by
Wilfried Bauer of Beuys at Documenta 5, Kassel, 1972

 

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Rose #1 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #2 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #3 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #4 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #5 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #6 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #7 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #8 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #9 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #10 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #11 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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Rose #12 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
Digital Type-C Photograph on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
139 × 93 cm (framed)
Edition of 5

 

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A Dozen Roses
Installation view, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
29th November – 22nd December 2006