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Joseph Beuys

Untitled, 1960

Pencil on paper
8 3/10 × 5 7/10 in
21 × 14.6 cm
This is a unique work.
€18,500
location
Munich
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Galerie Thomas
Munich
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The Codices Madrid are a collection of folios with notes, sketches and drawings by Leonardo da …

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The Codices Madrid are a collection of folios with notes, sketches and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, bound in two volumes. Although it was known since 19th century that the codices were supposed in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid, they could not be found. In 1967 they were found by chance an in 1974 published as …

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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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The Codices Madrid are a collection of folios with notes, sketches and drawings by Leonardo da …

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The Codices Madrid are a collection of folios with notes, sketches and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, bound in two volumes. Although it was known since 19th century that the codices were supposed in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid, they could not be found. In 1967 they were found by chance an in 1974 published as …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, verso signed and dated
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

Untitled, 1960

Pencil on paper
8 3/10 × 5 7/10 in
21 × 14.6 cm
This is a unique work.
€18,500
location
Munich
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