Joseph Beuys - Untitled

Joseph Beuys - Untitled - image-1
Joseph Beuys - Untitled - image-1

Joseph Beuys

Untitled
1957

Stain on paper on paper support. 20.8 x 14.9 cm (61.5 x 42.5 cm). Verso on paper signed and dated 'Beuys 57' and signed and dated 'Beuys 1957' on paper support. - Traces of studio and minor traces of age.

'Drawings are the primary visual documents for Joseph Beuys' artistic and social acts. The drawings from Joseph Beuys are autonomous, finished artworks, rarely just preliminary sketches. At the same time however they are the traces and marks which express the artist's social thoughts and acts, his view of the world and his creative process. Their sensitivity and spontaneity lead the viewer to the central thesis of the artist, to the unity of life and art, and help them to find a way into the complex and multi-layered structures of the sculptures and actions.
Despite their vivid beauty, Joseph Beuys' drawings are not only aesthetic objects. They also, despite the central role of the iconography and their deep, informative essence, represent barely the outer layer of an act or an object. They are the inner experiences of the artist, heartfelt emotions which out of necessity express themselves through seemingly random materials in an intense visual form'. (Timo Vuorikosko, Vorwort, in: Heiner Bastian (ed.), Joseph Beuys Piirustuksia, Zeichnungen, exhib.cat. Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach and Sara Hildénin Taidemuseo, Tampere, Bielefeld 1986)

Provenance

Private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia

Exhibitions

Kleve 1991 (Städtisches Museum Haus Koekkoek), Joseph Beuys, exhib.cat.no.36, p.37 with colour ill.

Lot 613 D

Estimate:
35.000 € - 40.000 €

Result:
79.300 €