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Joseph Beuys

Oil Can F.I.U., 1980

Metal can containing a small amount of olive oil, stamped.
53 × 30 1/2 × 30 1/2 in
134.6 × 77.5 × 77.5 cm
Edition 18/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Los Angeles
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Edition No. 18/50. Edition: 50 plus X plus 2 a.p., signed and numbered. Publisher: Edizioni …

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Edition No. 18/50. Edition: 50 plus X plus 2 a.p., signed and numbered. Publisher: Edizioni Factotum-Art, Verona

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Publisher: Edizioni Factotum-Art, Verona
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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Edition No. 18/50. Edition: 50 plus X plus 2 a.p., signed and numbered. Publisher: Edizioni …

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Edition No. 18/50. Edition: 50 plus X plus 2 a.p., signed and numbered. Publisher: Edizioni Factotum-Art, Verona

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Publisher: Edizioni Factotum-Art, Verona
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

Oil Can F.I.U., 1980

Metal can containing a small amount of olive oil, stamped.
53 × 30 1/2 × 30 1/2 in
134.6 × 77.5 × 77.5 cm
Edition 18/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Los Angeles
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