Joseph Beuys, ‘Holzpostkarte/ Wooden Postcard, FIRST EDITION ’, 1974, Alternate Projects
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Joseph Beuys

Holzpostkarte/ Wooden Postcard, FIRST EDITION , 1974

Pinewood with black type
3 3/4 × 6 × 1 1/4 in
9.5 × 15.2 × 3.2 cm
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Considered a UNIQUE piece since the wood grain varies with every separate copy.
Officially from an …

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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, ‘Holzpostkarte/ Wooden Postcard, FIRST EDITION ’, 1974, Alternate Projects
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Considered a UNIQUE piece since the wood grain varies with every separate copy.
Officially from an unlimited edition but has long been sold out; (NOTE: when it gives a zip code of "69117" means it was published around 2000 or from 1985, when it gives address of "69 heidelberg 1" means this 1st …

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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

Holzpostkarte/ Wooden Postcard, FIRST EDITION , 1974

Pinewood with black type
3 3/4 × 6 × 1 1/4 in
9.5 × 15.2 × 3.2 cm
.
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