Joseph Beuys Postcards

Edinburgh: Axolotl Gallery, n.d. (c. 2013)
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp. Announcement card for "works by Beuys inspired by Scotland with watercolours by Richard Demarco' and a utterly spurious and hilarious claim that : a new genre of contemporary art defined by art historians and the Museum Kunst Palast in as "event photography"" (such works have been commonly collected since the 60s). On the front there is a photograph of Demarco and Beuys at a time before Beuys mostly stopped replying to Demarco's communications after 1981 when he donated the income from the work The Poor House Doors (which sold for 300,000DM) to the Demarco Gallery. VG+

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Salzberg: Die Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 1999
15 x 21cm, 2pp. Announcement for a symposium "Die Position der Kunst an der Schewelle zum Nueun Jahtausendpost" with Liam Gillick, Bettina Rheims and others. Beuys work "Telephon S ________ E" reproduced on the front. VG+. ...

Kassel: Freie Internationale Universitat, n.d.
21 x 10cm, 12pp (single folded sheet) promoting Beuys' major environmental project where he and volunteers planted (a theoretical) 7,000 oak trees and allied large basalt tones in Kassel during Dokumenta 7 in 1982. The leaflet promoted the legacy of that work with 6 b/w images of the trees, Beuys planting the trees and one large tree with stones. VG+. Date not clear - probably 90s.

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Milan: Galleria del Credito Valtellinese, 1993 10.5 x 21cm, 4pp announcement card with one b/w image of the artist during the title performance in Milan in 1981. Posthumous card. VG+....

Torino: Castello Di Rivara, 1993
11.7 x 8.6cm, 4pp typographic announcement card for an exhibition with portrait of the artist on front, internally gallery details. VG+.

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