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Joseph Beuys

New York Subway Poster (Creativity=Capital), 1983

Lithograph and screenprint in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet
11 × 27 4/5 in
27.9 × 70.5 cm
Edition 48/120 + 12AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Phillips

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Signature
Signed and numbered 48/120 in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Strother/Elwood Arts, New York
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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Phillips

Framed

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Signature
Signed and numbered 48/120 in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Strother/Elwood Arts, New York
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

New York Subway Poster (Creativity=Capital), 1983

Lithograph and screenprint in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet
11 × 27 4/5 in
27.9 × 70.5 cm
Edition 48/120 + 12AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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