Joseph Beuys, ‘Table II Tête’, 2008, Schellmann Art
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Joseph Beuys

Table II Tête, 2008

Pearwood and ebony
21 7/10 × 36 1/5 × 25 3/5 in
55.1 × 91.9 × 65 cm
Edition of 9
This is part of a limited edition set.
€10,000 - 15,000
Location
Munich
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Schellmann Art
Munich

Pearwood and ebony. 55 x 92 x 65 cm (21.7 x 36.2 x 25.6 in). Originally designed c. 1953-54.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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, ‘Table II Tête’, 2008, Schellmann Art
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About the work
Schellmann Art
Munich

Pearwood and ebony. 55 x 92 x 65 cm (21.7 x 36.2 x 25.6 in). Originally designed c. 1953-54.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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

Table II Tête, 2008

Pearwood and ebony
21 7/10 × 36 1/5 × 25 3/5 in
55.1 × 91.9 × 65 cm
Edition of 9
This is part of a limited edition set.
€10,000 - 15,000
Location
Munich
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