JOSEPH BEUYS FLUXUS. 1963. FIRST EVER ANNOUNCEMENT CARD.
Kranenburg: Hause Van der Grinten, 1963 20.9 x 10.6cm, 4pp. Printed only on the inside with exterior of card blank. Beuy's first ever exhibition invitation with a b/w reproduction of a linocut from 1959 and details of the Van der Grinten collection of Beuys works that were being exhibited in the family's house. The image is a drawing of a piece of ‘chain’ which was a symbolic part of the Büderich War Memorial in Büderich although Beuys typically has added symbols from magnets. It is interesting that some of the artist's formal symbolism and hermetic imagery is already present in this image. Additionally Beuys was still spelling his name as ‘Josef’ at this time (possibly after his father Josef Jakob Beuys). An extremely rare early announcement card in near mint condition. JOINT: As issued - 20.9 x 10.6cm, 1pp insert with details of the signed print issued by the Hause Van der Grinten in 500 examples. Typograsphic only.