© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1995.660
People
Joseph Beuys, German (Krefeld, Germany 1921 - 1986 Düsseldorf, Germany)
Nam June Paik, American (Seoul, South Korea 1932 - 2006 Miami, FL)
Published by Watari Gallery
Title
Piano Duet
Classification
Multiples
Work Type
multiple
Date
1981
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/218824
Physical Descriptions
Medium
54 screen prints on playing cards in a linen-covered box, screenprint on lid
Technique
Screen print
Dimensions
each card: 9 × 5.8 cm (3 9/16 × 2 5/16 in.)
box: 22.2 × 18.7 × 13.1 cm (8 3/4 × 7 3/8 × 5 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.l.: Joseph Beuys; in black ink at l.r.: Paik
  • inscription: at l.c. of colophon, black ballpoint ink, handwritten: 250
  • colophon: inside cover of box, black ink on white wove paper, printed, English
Provenance
Willy and Charlotte Reber, Basel and Valbella Switzerland (after 1981 - 1995); sold to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1995.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
250 / 290 plus 50 A.P.
Standard Reference Number
Schellmann 389, p. 306
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Willy and Charlotte Reber Collection, Louise Haskell Daly Fund
Copyright
© Nam June Paik Estate
Accession Year
1995
Object Number
1995.660
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Colophon adhered to inside cover of box.
Exhibition History

Nam June Paik: Screen Play, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/30/2018 - 08/05/2018

Nam June Paik: The Future is Now, Tate Modern, London, 10/17/2019 - 02/09/2020

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