Memory of My Youth in the Mountains

(1977)

Joseph Beuys, German, b. Krefeld, 1921–1986

Tallow, wax, wood, metal, oil, and carpenter's rule, 40 3/4 × 63 1/4 × 44 5/8 in. (103.5 × 160.7 × 113.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1996

Accession Number: 96.17

Provenance:
Private Collection, Berlin, 1977-1996
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, to 24 October 1996
Holenia Purchase Fund in Memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn and Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1996

Exhibition History:
MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU, Berlin. "Joseph Beuys: Skulpturen und Objekte," 20 February-1 May 1988, no. 70, color ill. p. 214.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1992-1996," 4 June-7 September 1997, no. 23, p. 22, ill. p. 19.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection," 26 July 2006-23 September 2007, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present," 18 April-8 September 2013, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
BASTIAN, HEINER, ed. Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol: Sammlung Marx (Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1982), pp. 76-77, ill.
SHAW-EAGLE, JOANNA. "'Recent Acquisitions' at the Hirshhorn Paints Broad Sweep," Washington Times (20 July 1997), p. D1.
HILEMAN, KRISTEN and JAMES MEYER. Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection (London: Giles, 2009), fig. 25, p. 41.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Dada/Fluxus/European Contemporary