Joseph Beuys, ‘Triptychon (Triptych)’, 1981, Phillips
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Joseph Beuys

Triptychon (Triptych), 1981

The complete set of three lithographs, on light cardstock, the full sheets.
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All signed and numbered 78/90 in pencil (there were also a few artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann & Klüser, Munich, all …
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, ‘Triptychon (Triptych)’, 1981, Phillips
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all S. 76 x 56 cm (29 7/8 x 22 in.)

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Including Geschnatter unterhalb der Hütte (Quacking underneath the Hut), Sternbild des Bären (Constellation of the Bear), and Junger Elch über dem Haus des alten Müllers …

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All signed and numbered 78/90 in pencil (there were also a few artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann & Klüser, Munich, all …
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

Triptychon (Triptych), 1981

The complete set of three lithographs, on light cardstock, the full sheets.
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