Joseph Beuys - Sonnenkreuz (Sun cross)

Joseph Beuys - Sonnenkreuz (Sun cross) - image-1
Joseph Beuys - Sonnenkreuz (Sun cross) - image-1

Joseph Beuys

Sonnenkreuz (Sun cross)
1947/1948

Bronze with brownish-black, partially golden patina. Approx. 36.5 x 20.5 x 5 cm. One of a few known casts.

cf. Friedhelm Mennekes (ed.), Franz Joseph van der Grinten zu Joseph Beuys, Cologne 1993, p.51 et seq.

Provenance

acquired directly from the artist, since then, since 1961, in family property.

Literature

cf. Wouter Kotte, Ursula Mildner, Das Kreuz als Universalzeichen bei Joseph Beuys. Ein Requiem, Stuttgart 1986, p.60 with ill.

Exhibitions

cf. Kleve 1991 (Städtisches Museum Haus Koekkoek), Joseph Beuys, exhib.cat.no.75, p.65 with col.ill.

cf. Düsseldorf 1991/1992 (Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen), Joseph Beuys, Natur Materie Form, exhib.cat.no.39 with col.ill.

cf. Krefeld 1991 (Kaiser Wilhelm Museum), Joseph Beuys, Plastische Arbeiten 1947-1985, exhib.cat.no.1 with ill.

cf. Berlin 1988 (Martin-Gropius-Bau), Joseph Beuys, Skulpturen und Objekte, exhib.cat.no.1 with col.ill.

cf. Aachen 1985 (Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum), Kreuz + Zeichen, Religiöse Grundlagen im Werk von Joseph Beuys, exhib.cat.no.1, p.24 with ill.

Lot 521 D

Estimate:
180.000 € - 200.000 €

Result:
244.000 €