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Lot 529 D

Nam June Paik - Beuys Vox

Auction 1052 - overview Cologne
30.05.2015, 11:30 - Contemporary Art
Estimate: 40.000 € - 50.000 €
Result: 54.560 € (incl. premium)

Nam June Paik

Beuys Vox

21 partially multipiece works: sculptures, tv housing, tv cabinet, screen, photographs, lithographs, silkscreens, offsets, catalogues, records, video tape. Up to 79 x 165 cm (screen). Mostly framed under glass. 13 works signed by Nam June Paik, 4 works signed by Joseph Beuys (Schellmann 389, 448, 500, 510), 1 additionally signed by John Cage. In addition, some works dated and numbered resp. numbered 10/16. Edition Won Gallery und Hyundai Gallery, Seoul. - Minor traces of age.

Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik met in Düsseldorf in 1961. A close friendship soon developed between the two opposing artistic personalities. The artists collaborated many times; one of the first was the Happening '24 Stunden' in Wuppertal in 1965, and one of the last took place in Tokyo in 1984, 'Joseph Beuys, Coyote III, Nam June Paik, Piano Duett'.
'Beuys vox' covers the complete duration of the artistic-friendship between Nam June Paik and Joseph Beuys, ending with Beuys' death in 1986. The 21 multiple works include joint actions from the artists, such as 'Piano duet by J. Beuys and N.J. Paik in memorium George Maciunas' from 1978 in ten photographs. It also deals with objects made by Paik which pick up on characteristic motifs from Beuys' oeuvre such as the cement sculpture 'Beuys hat' from 1988. A third category touches on the documentation of Joseph Beuys' work, such as the video tape of his famous 'Schmerzraum' installation at Konrad Fischer in Düsseldorf in 1984.


Thomas Wegner collection, Hamburg


Klaus Bußmann/Florian Matzner (ed.), Nam June Paik, eine DATA base, La Biennale di Venezia, XLV Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Deutscher Pavillon, Ostfildern-Ruit 1993, p.61 with colour illus. (different copy)
Beuys Vox (1961-1986), Won Gallery and Hyundai Gallery, Seoul 1989


Seoul 2006 (The Columns Gallery), Joseph Beuys - A Tribute to Nam June Paik (different copy)