aktion rosenspur

catalogue number: hdv 1991.071.
date created: 1991
classification: photographs
work type: photograph series, performance
medium: on 12 May 1991 herman de vries made the 'aktion rosenspur' for Joseph Beuys' 70th birthday. He flew to Düsseldorf in a small airplane. He walked from the Akademie to Beuys' favourite pub, Ohme Jupp, he blew into a conch shell and sprinkled dried flowers of the rosa damascena in memory of the first encounter with Beuys in 1984. At that time, herman de vries participated in the exhibition 'Von hier aus. Zwei Monate neue deutsche Kunst in Düsseldorf' with the floor installation rosa damascena.
signature and inscriptions:
current repository: collection herman and susanne de vries
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works:
photo/scan: archive herman de vries/Heinz-Günter Mebusch
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
publication Was war los am Beuys Geburtstag 1991?, 70 Stunden Dauerfeuer! JB's GB Düsseldorfer Beuys-Festspiele / Heinz-Günter Mebusch und Tom A. Hawk ([Düsseldorf] 1991) [59], [61], [63] and [67] (ill.).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. meine poesie ist die welt - aus der heimat/von den pflanzen (Städtische Sammlungen Schweinfurt : Schweinfurt etc. 1993) image repr. on page 37.