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Joseph Beuys, ‘Badewanne für eine Heldin’, 1984, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Joseph Beuys, ‘Badewanne für eine Heldin’, 1984, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
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Joseph Beuys

Badewanne für eine Heldin, 1984

Figur (Ofen), 1950, Wanne 1961, Bronze, Bleiplatte, Tauchsieder / 31 x 7.8 x 7.5 cm (12.2 x 3.07 x 2.95 in) 9.7 x 33.4 x 15.4 cm (3.82 x 13.15 x 6.06 in)
12 1/5 × 2 4/5 × 2 4/5 in
31 × 7 × 7 cm
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
London , Paris, Paris-Pantin, Salzburg
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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, ‘Badewanne für eine Heldin’, 1984, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Joseph Beuys, ‘Badewanne für eine Heldin’, 1984, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
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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

Badewanne für eine Heldin, 1984

Figur (Ofen), 1950, Wanne 1961, Bronze, Bleiplatte, Tauchsieder / 31 x 7.8 x 7.5 cm (12.2 x 3.07 x 2.95 in) 9.7 x 33.4 x 15.4 cm (3.82 x 13.15 x 6.06 in)
12 1/5 × 2 4/5 × 2 4/5 in
31 × 7 × 7 cm
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
London , Paris, Paris-Pantin, Salzburg
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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