A SIGNIFICANT & EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF POSTERS BY JOSEPH BEUYS. 1965 – 1986.

Here we offer an extensive and significant collection of 91 posters designed or approved by Joseph Beuys and 9 posthumous posters from exhibitions relating to the artist.

 

Twenty-seven of the cards are signed by Beuys and sometimes rubber stamped. Some are regarded as edition multiples in the Schellmann catalogue raisonne.

 

Individual posters are for sale by clicking on the relevant image. A price for the entire collection is available on request.

24 STUNDEN: BEUYS, BROCK, MOORMAN, PAIK, RAHN, SCHMIT, VOSTELL. 1965. THOMAS SCHMIT’S COPY.

Wuppertal: Gallerie Parnass, 1965 50.7 x 65cm green on white offset poster. The very rare plakate for the early Fluxus 24 hour happening including many of the foremost artists working in Germany at that time. Notable for the early involvement of Beuys and Paik. Image on request. This copy is a mailed (with clearly printed and dated frank) and folded copy which was owned by Thomas Schmit as can be seen by the mailing label. Otherwise fine. Ref: Weiss/Britisch - Prestel Beuys Posters nr 4.

EURASIANSTAB. 1968.

Antwerpen: Wide White Space, 1968<BR> 47 x 58cm, b/w offset lithographic exhibition poster for the showing of the title film of the famous performance by Beuys and Christiansen. One image of the dead hare by Ute Klophaus is below gallery text. VG+ condition. Very scarce early poster. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 5. <BR><BR>

JOSEPH BEUYS, WERKE AUS DER SAMMLUNG KARL STROHER. 1968. SIGNED BY BEUYS.

Basel: Kunstmuseum Basel, 1969<br > 128 x 90cm, b/w offset lithograph exhibition poster for Beuys early museum show with an image of the artist's performance where he placed fat in the crook of his leg. One small closed tear at top and slight edge wear with a tiny amount of paper loss at bottom right else VG. Scarce. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 11.This example is signed by Beuys in red ink. <br><BR>

ZEICHNUNGEN, KLEINE OBJEKTE. 1969. BEUYS’ TENTH EVER EXHIBITION.

Basel: Kunstmuseum Basel, 1969<br > 90.7 x 64cm. Exhibition poster in brown and black on white with a photograph of Beuys by Ute Klophaqus and a reproduced drawing by Beuys. Minor edge damage but only Beuys' tenth exhibition poster. Prestell Beuys Posters nr 10. <br><BR>

TABERNAKEL. 1970. SIGNED & STAMPED BY BEUYS.

Humblebaek: Louisiana Museum, 1970 62 x 84.5cm, duotone offset lithographic poster with an image of the artist in performance. This is a signed and stamped  multiple times in VG+ condition.

PARTEIEN-WAHLVERWEIGERUNG 1970. SIGNED BY BEUYS.

Dusseldorf: s.p. (Beuys), 1970<BR> 61.2 x 43cm, black and green text on white. The manifesto calling for direct democracy and for support for a green-red position in the German elections. Written by Beuys, Jonas Hafner and Johannes Stuttgen. This is one of two variants on the design. Folded and with a small hole where the folds meet due to wear else VG. Signed by Beuys. Prestel Beuys Posters Nr 13a. <BR><BR>

UNTITLED (UNIQUE POSTER). 1970. HANDSTAMPED SEVERAL TIMES BY BEUYS.

Aachen, s.p. (Beuys), 1970. 32 x 44cm, 2pp - unused cover of an Art Intermedia catalogue which has been rubber stamped by Beuys 14 times with the Fluxus Zone West stamp to create an unique small poster. On the reverse the text for the outer cover of the book. NOT in Prestel. VG+.

JOSEPH BEUYS HANDZEICHNUNGEN. 1970.

Braunschweig: Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, 1970<BR> 67.8 x 45cm, yellow-orange and black offset lithographic exhibition poster with a reproduction of a Beuys drawing.  Prestel Beuys Poster nr 19. VG+. Early and scarce poster.<BR><BR>

JOSEPH BEUYS. 1971. SIGNED BY BEUYS.

Koln: Art Intermedia, 1971<BR> 57.5 x 83.8cm, black and yellow on white offset lithographic exhibition poster with text overprinted on an image of Beuys in performance. Photograph by Peter Fischer. VG+ - this example is signed in pencil and with a rubber stamp impression of a cross in black. VG+. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 27.<BR><BR>

JOSEPH BEUYS. NOVEMBER 13 1971. 1971. NO TEXT VARIANT.

Napoli: Modern Art Agency, 1971<BR> 190.8 x 100.3cm, brown on white offset lithographic poster showing Beuys walking towards the camera with the facsimile holograph text "La rivolozione siamo noi" (the revolution starts with me). This image is one of the most famous of Beuys' works (and is an object multiple printed on plastic but here on paper). An extremely large poster (close to lifesized) which is in VG+ condition and conservationally framed in  wood and glass. Rare. <BR><BR> Please note because of size and weight special shipping arrangements will be needed - please discuss before placing an order.

OBJEKTE UND ZEICHNUNGEN AUS DER SAMMLUNG VAN DER GRINTEN. 1971.

Wuppertal: Von der Heydt-museum, 1971<br > 82.3 x 54.1cm, brown and black on white offset lithographic exhibition poster with a closeup of the artist's hands next to a sculptural work. This example is signed in red ink by Beuys at the bottom. VG+. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 25. <BR><BR>

BEUYS TRANSSIBIRISCHE BERLIN. 1970.

Berlin: Transsibirische Bahn, 1970 80 x 58cm, black on white offset lithographic poster with an image of the artist  on the front and on the back details of the video film the image is taken from. VG+ condition although folded as issued. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 30.

BOXKAMPF FUR DIREKE DEMOKRATIE. 1972. ONE OF 100 SIGNED & NUMBERED EXAMPLES.

Kassel/Heidelberg: Museum Fridericanum/Edition Staeck, 1972<BR 121 x 63.3cm, black on brown paper offset lithographic limited edition poster for the boxing match for direct democracy that took place at Dokumenta 5 between Beuys and Abraham David Christian. A large poster this is one of only 100 signed (by both artists) and numbered examples. VG+. very scarce. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 35.<BR><BR>

MAIFEST IN KUNSTVEREIN HANNOVER. 1973.

Hannover: Hannover Kunstverein, 1973<BR> 87 x 59.5cm, b/w offset exhibition poster displaying Beuys cleaning up a public square. with a large brush. The exhibition showed a film by KP Brehmer and J Bottcher on the Beuys' aktion "Ausfegen" in the Karl-Marx Platz, Berlin. A folded example else VG. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 38. <BR><BR>

JOSEPH BEUYS. ZEICHNUNGEN 1946 – 1971. 1974.

Krefeld: Museum Haus Lange, 1974<BR> 84 x 60cm, full colour offset lithographic exhibition poster with a reproduction of a Beuys painting and museum details.  Prestel Beuys Poster nr 51. Folded else VG+. <BR><BR>

JOSEPH BEUYS: THE SECRET BLOCK FOR A SECRET PERSON IN IRELAND. 1974.

Oxford: Modern Art Oxford Museum of Modern Art, 1974 48.4 x 63.2cm, black on white offset lithographic poster with an image of the artist's hands working on a drawing. The first of a number of similarly designed posters for a travelling show of the title drawings. The secret person supposedly was Caroline Tisdall Beuys;' lover at the time. VG+ condition.

VERTRIEBEN. 1974. WITH RUBBER STAMPING.

Dusseldorf: n.p., 1974.<br /> 40 x 30cm, b/w exhibition poster with an image of the artist titled "Josef Beuys" and a text reacting to Beuys' dismissal from the kunstacademie Düsseldorf.  With FIU rubber stamp.  Prestel Beuys Poster nr 48. VG+. Rare. <BR><BR>