Joseph Beuys, ‘4 Bücher aus: "Projekt Westmensch" (4 Books, from: "Project West Man")’, 1958/1992, Phillips
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Joseph Beuys

4 Bücher aus: "Projekt Westmensch" (4 Books, from: "Project West Man"), 1958/1992

A facsimile edition containing four sketchbooks with grano-lithographs in colours, on Scholars writing paper, the full sheets, bound (as issued), with 454 out of a total 1168 pages bearing imagery and notations.
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Each book stamp-numbered '299' in black ink on a label affixed to the end page, from the edition of 365 (there were also 35 hors commerce …
Joseph Beuys
German, 1921–1986
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A major figure of the postwar German avant-garde, Joseph Beuys viewed art as a vehicle for social change. His performance art "actions" were shamanistic experiences incorporating ritualized movement and sound, as well as non-traditional and even repulsive materials such as fat, felt, honey, blood, and dead animals. For example, in his groundbreaking 1965 performance How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Beuys—who was covered in symbolic materials such as honey, gold leaf, and iron—explained artworks to a cradled hare. Akin to Andy Warhol in influence but with a more widely (and wildly) ranging formal vocabulary, Beuys counted debate and teaching as part of his art and was a leader in many socioeconomic reform movements.

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all books 30 x 22 x 2 cm (11 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 0 3/4 in.)
overall 31.5 x 22.3 x 9 cm (12 3/8 x 8 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

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From 1958 to 1965 Joseph Beuys worked on four sketchbooks collectively titled Projekt …

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Books and Portfolios
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Each book stamp-numbered '299' in black ink on a label affixed to the end page, from the edition of 365 (there were also 35 hors commerce …
Joseph Beuys
German, 1921–1986
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A major figure of the postwar German avant-garde, Joseph Beuys viewed art as a vehicle for social change. His performance art "actions" were shamanistic experiences incorporating ritualized movement and sound, as well as non-traditional and even repulsive materials such as fat, felt, honey, blood, and dead animals. For example, in his groundbreaking 1965 performance How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Beuys—who was covered in symbolic materials such as honey, gold leaf, and iron—explained artworks to a cradled hare. Akin to Andy Warhol in influence but with a more widely (and wildly) ranging formal vocabulary, Beuys counted debate and teaching as part of his art and was a leader in many socioeconomic reform movements.

Joseph Beuys

4 Bücher aus: "Projekt Westmensch" (4 Books, from: "Project West Man"), 1958/1992

A facsimile edition containing four sketchbooks with grano-lithographs in colours, on Scholars writing paper, the full sheets, bound (as issued), with 454 out of a total 1168 pages bearing imagery and notations.
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