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September 17, 2006

Nye’s & Beuys

Filed under: minnesota — alecsothblog @ 2:35 pm


The Esquire article mentioned previously doesn’t include one of my favorite nuggets of Nye’s lore. In 1974 Joseph Beuys visited Minneapolis. While dining at Nye’s, he was attracted to a sugar packet illustrated with a rabbit. Beuys went from table to table and into the restaurant’s storeroom collecting sugar packets. The result was this multiple:

Joseph Beuys American Hare Sugar,1974 (edition of 40)
sugar packet, ink stamp
(c)1997 Estate of Joseph Beuys/ARS, NY

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