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Joseph Beuys

Documentatie - Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, 1975

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22 4/5 × 14 4/5 in
58 × 37.5 cm
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Millon Belgium
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Signed on the lower right corner using a pencil and bears the artist's blue stamp
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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About the work
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Millon Belgium
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Signed on the lower right corner using a pencil and bears the artist's blue stamp
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

Documentatie - Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, 1975

Offset printout
22 4/5 × 14 4/5 in
58 × 37.5 cm
Bidding closed
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