Joseph Beuys, ‘Painting Version 1-90’, 1976, Phillips
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Joseph Beuys

Painting Version 1-90, 1976

Oil paint and butter, on BFK Rives paper, the full sheet, with torn hole.
29 9/10 × 22 1/10 in
75.9 × 56.1 cm
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Signed, titled and numbered 'I' in pencil on the front, inscribed '2 Schafsköpfe/Loch/Fett 1961/75' in pencil on the reverse, one of 12 …
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, ‘Painting Version 1-90’, 1976, Phillips
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S. 75.9 x 56.1 cm (29 7/8 x 22 1/8 in.)

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Signed, titled and numbered 'I' in pencil on the front, inscribed '2 Schafsköpfe/Loch/Fett 1961/75' in pencil on the reverse, one of 12 …
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

Painting Version 1-90, 1976

Oil paint and butter, on BFK Rives paper, the full sheet, with torn hole.
29 9/10 × 22 1/10 in
75.9 × 56.1 cm
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