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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.

TRAM STOP. 1977. SIGNED BY BEUYS

Bologna: Galleria Ferruccio Fata, 1977 100 x 70cm, silkscreen poster which displays a full sheet image of Beuys' sculpture produced for the Venice Biennale. A very good example - signed by Beuys in pencil along the top. Prestell Beuys Posters nr 94.

DISCUSSIONE CON BEUYS. 1978.

Pescara: Free international University, 1978
94 x 63cm, red and black offset poster issued for a public meeting with Beuys. Image of a previous meeting with the artist and details. Folded for shipping and with one small tear to the fold in top margin else VG. Prestel Beuys posters nr. 97.

DISCUSSIONE CON BEUYS. 1978.

escara: Free international University, 1978
63 x 94cm, red and black offset poster issued for a public meeting with Beuys. Image of a previous meeting with the artist and details. Folded for shipping with a small tear on one fold else VG. Prestel Beuys posters nr. 98.

JOSEPH BEUYS. 1978. SIGNED BY BEUYS.

Verona: Galleria Ferrari, 1978. 67.8 x98.8cm, b/w lithographic offset exhibition poster with an image of a Beuys performance.  This example of the poster is signed by the artist in pencil. VG+. Scarce. Beuys Pretel Posters nr 102.    

BEUYS TRACCE IN ITALIA. 1978.

Genova: VGoethe Instititute, 1978<BR> 86 x 62cm, full colour offset lithograph with an image of the artist during the Vitex Agnus Aktion (made to appear like a film frame sequence). VG+. Prestel Beuys Posters nr. 106.<BR><BR>

JOSEPH BEUYS ZEICHNUNGEN OBJEKTE. 1979.

Bonn: Stadt Kunst museum, 1979<br >6 60 x 42 cm. Exhibition poster. Offset brown on white reproduction showing Beuys crouching down installing a work. Fine condition. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 118.<BR><BR>

BEUYS. 1979.

Hamberg: Munro Gallery, 1979<BR> 65 x 59.7cm, black and dark red offset lithograph reproducing a drawing by the artist. VG+. Prestel Beuys Posters nr. 124.<BR><BR>

EUROPAWAHL DIE GRUNEN. 1979. (NO TEXT VARIANT)

Gelsenkirchen: FIU, 1979 83.8 x 59.3cm, three colour silkscreen with an image of a hare being shot at by a toy soldier. This is the version of the poster which has no text next to the image (deliberately released in this form not simply a mistake). The photograph is by Ute Klophaus. Fine example - once common but now scarce.

z. B. SKULPTUR. 1979. NOT IN PRESTEL BEUYS POSTERS.

Frankfurt am Main: Städtische Galerie im Städelsche Kunstinstitut, 1979 84 x 60cm, b/w offset lithographic poster  for a group show which Beuys was the key artist. The Beuys' work Aggregate, 1962 is reproduced full sheet. Not in Beuys Posters Prestel but it should be. Fine.

AUFRUF ZUR ALTERNATIVE. 1979. RED VARIANT. SIGNED BY BEUYS.

Dusseldorf/Achberg: FIU, 1979<br > 60 x 41.7cm, exhibition poster which displays Beuys title for his manifesto of 1978 which was originally published in the Frankfurter Rundschau. There were three variants of this poster released simultaneously by the FIU. This example bears Beuys' rubber stamp impression and is also signed in pencil by the artist. Very good example.<BR><BR>

JOSEPH BEUYS NEUE OBJEKTE. 1980.

Munchen: Schellmann & Kluser, 1980<br> 54.7 x 69cm, full colour offset lithographic exhibition poster with an photograph of the artist by Ute Klophaus.  Prestel Beuys Poster nr 140. VG+.  <BR><BR>

ANDY WARHOL & JOSEPH BEUYS. 1980.

Napoli: Galarie Lucio Amelio, 1980 68. 8 x 47. 2 cm, lithograph in colour showing Beuys and Warhol with a Lion statue when they met in April of the same year in Naples as photographed by Mimmo Jodice. Very good. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 146.

JOSEPH BEUYS AT PIERO CAVELLINI. 1980. SIGNED BY BEUYS.

Brescia: Nuovi Strumenti, 1980<BR> 70 x 59.3cm, black and red on white paper offset lithographic exhibition poster with an image of a red rose and a reproduced FIU stamp.  VG+ - this example is signed in red by Beuys although the signature is slightly faded. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 152.<BR><BR>  

JOSEPH BEUYS AT DINO TAFUR. 1980. SIGNED BY BEUYS.

Salerno: Galerie Delta, 1980<br > 70 x 47.2cm, b/w exhibition poster with a full sheet image of Beuys next to a red rose in a bottle. This example is signed in pencil by Beuys  in very good condition. Prestell Beuys Posters nr 156.<BR><BR>

AVANT GARDE ART WHAT’S GOING UP IN THE 80S. 1980.

32 x 44cm, b/w poster promoting Joseph Beuys Beuys' FIU talk/performance event during the 1980 Edinburgh International Arts Festival. The topics for discussion were political and environmental - with the, then, emotive battle to stop Torness Nuclear Power Station being a major theme as was the battle to release Jimmy Boyle from prison - the former murder's life-changing experience of becoming an artist led to Beuys championing Boyle's release from the Barlinnie Special Unit (where an experiment in penal reform had been spectacularly effective much to the chagrin of the right wing government who did not want such experiments to be proved worthwhile).  This poster  is not found in the Prestel Beuys Posters catalogue raisonne and is very scarce. VG+.Edinburgh: Demarco Gallery, 1980

THE LUCAS AEROSPACE WORKERS NEW PUBLIC TRANSPORT. 1980.

Edinburgh: Demarco Gallery, 1980 44 x 32cm, b/w political poster designed and conceived by Joseph Beuys who used the print to promote the alternative economic strategy which was being promoted by the democratic left in Britain as an alternative to Thatcherism. In 1976 the Lucas Aerospace Combine Shop Stewards Committee produced an Alternative Corporate Plan for Lucas Aerospace that advocated the production of social useful products including ideas in public transport that were more green than existing products (eg a road rail vehicle). This poster issued in Edinburgh by Demarco and Beuys during the 1980 Edinburgh International Festival is not found in the Prestel Beuys Posters catalogue raisonne and is very scarce. VG+.

THREE POTS ACTION. 1980.

Edinburgh/NYC: Demarco Gallery, 1980 76.6 x 91.7cm, offset print showing images taken by Richard Demarco (all polarised) of the Three Pots Actionthat took place in Edinburgh during the 1980 International Festival Prestel posters nr 161.  Slight handling creases. Very scarce as not many were printed.

LECTURE CAROLINE TISDALL. SUBJECT: JOSEPH BEUYS. 1980.

Edinburgh, n.p. (Demarco?), n.d. (1980) 48 x 25.5cm, black and orange announcement poster with a collage/drawing of Beuys and Bugs Bunny by an unknown hand for a talk by Tisdall on Beuys - the word “TODAY” written across it as this was an used wall poster. Corners have tears in them due  to being removed from a wall where pins were holding the poster. Extremely rare - NOT found in Prestel.

BEUYS IS HERE. 1980.

Edinburgh: Demarco Gallery, 1980 42 x 38cm, black on white typographic poster used outside of the venue for Beuys' dialogues with the public under the title : "Avant Garde Art: What’s Going Up in the 80’s". There is a paper loss bottom left caused by the poster being removed from the wall in the past but this is a very rare Beuys poster. Prestel Beuys Posters nr 159.