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Joseph Beuys

Gletcher Schwamm Totenbett, 1979

Photo etching on wove paper
39 1/10 × 27 3/5 in
99.3 × 70 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€2,500
location
Varese
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Gutan Art Gallery
Varese
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Bibliography: Catalogue raisoneé Schellmann 308, 309

Bibliography: Catalogue raisoneé Schellmann 308, 309

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Very good conditions, only a few slight creases
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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.

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Bibliography: Catalogue raisoneé Schellmann 308, 309

Bibliography: Catalogue raisoneé Schellmann 308, 309

Medium
Print
Condition
Very good conditions, only a few slight creases
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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

Gletcher Schwamm Totenbett, 1979

Photo etching on wove paper
39 1/10 × 27 3/5 in
99.3 × 70 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€2,500
location
Varese
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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