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Joseph Beuys, Schwurhand: Foetus

Joseph Beuys Schwurhand: Foetus, 1980

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Joseph Beuys, Schwurhand: Foetus
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  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie Hus
    Paris - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Medium

    Print : aquatint, eau-forte, lithography, etching

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 75 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    22 x 17.7 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Etching, Acquatinta and Lithography ona Rives paper
    CR Schellmann 352
    handsigned and numbered
    75 impressions
    Paper 56,5 x 45 cm / Plate 28,8 x 23, 3 cm
    Publisher Grafos Verlag AG (Vaduz)

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

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Joseph Beuys

Born in: 1921 Germany

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Biography

Joseph Beuys (12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was a German Fluxus, happening and performance artist as well as a sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art.

Joseph Beuys was born in Krefeld in 1921. From an early age Beuys displayed a keen interest in the natural sciences and had considered a career in medical studies before volunteering for the Luftwaffe in 1940. On 16 March 1944 Beuys's JU87 plane crashed on the Crimean Front and Beuys later recounted how he had been rescued from the crash by Tartar tribesmen, who had wrapped his broken body in animal fat and felt and nursed him back to health.

Through his drawing practice, Joseph Beuys explored a range of unconventional materials and developed his artistic agenda, exploring metaphorical and symbolic connections between natural phenomena and philosophical systems. In 1962 Beuys befriended his Düsseldorf colleague Nam June Paik, a member of the Fluxus movement.

It was during the 1960s that Beuys formulated his central theoretical concepts concerning the social, cultural and political function and potential of art. This translated into Beuys's formulation of the concept of Social Sculpture, in which society as a whole was to be regarded as one great work of art (the Wagnerian Gesamtkunswerk) to which each person can contribute creatively. Beuys founded (or co-founded) the following political organisations: German Student Party (1967), Organization for Direct Democracy Through Referendum (1971), and Free International University for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research (1974).

Beuys became a pacifist, was a vocal opponent of nuclear weapons and campaigned strenuously for environmental causes. He died on January 1986 in Düsseldorf.

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Joseph Beuys, Schwurhand: Foetus
Joseph Beuys, Schwurhand: Foetus