Joseph Beuys, ‘Untitled’, 1974/75, Galerie Thomas

Inscribed in the artist's hand 'Braunkreuz' and 'Polständer'; 'BELFAST SPACE' ; and 'take from every pile 7 extra - 63 - 2 piles or 31 - Rest 1' respectively
The three works are installation sketches.
With date symbol of the Beuys Estate, 1974, November.

About Joseph Beuys

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.

German, 1921-1986, Krefeld, Germany, based in Düsseldorf, Germany