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A SIGNIFICANT & EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF ANNOUNCEMENT CARDS, LEAFLETS & POSTCARDS BY JOSEPH BEUYS. 1965 – 1986.

Here we offer an extensive and significant collection of over 200 announcement cards, invite cards, publicity cards, announcement leaflets and other postcards by Joseph Beuys.

 

The collection currently consists of 183 cards and documents from July 1964 to artist’s unexpected death in January 1986 and a small number of additional posthumous cards. The vast majority of these cards are directly related to solo exhibitions – of which Beuys had around 170 during his life time – hence this is a large proportion of all the Beuys invitation cards issued.

 

Some cards are unique, and 49 of the cards are signed by Beuys and sometimes rubber stamped.

 

This is a museum or library standard collection of these increasingly hard to find documentations of exhibitions and other artistic activities – usually created with Beuys’ agreement or participation in the design.

 

Price for the entire collection on application.

30 X 40 – PERSONLICH. 1986.

Bonn: Raum 41, 1986
21 x 15cm, 2pp announcement leaflet for a photographic edition by Franz Fischer of an image of Beuys and James Lee Byars shown from above to only see their respective headgear - Beuys's hat and Byars' top hat. Posthumous to Beuys of course but not Byars. VG+.

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OHNE DIE ROSE TUN WIR’S NICHT. 1987.

Kleve: Stadtisches Museum Haus Koekkoek, 1987
21 x 15cm, 4pp announcement for a posthumous show to honour the recently deceased artists with work from 199 other artists. There is a b/w photographic portrait of Beuys taken from behind him on the front of the card.. VG+.

BITS & PIECES. 1987.

Edinburgh:Demarco Gallery, 1987
21 x 15cm, 1pp announcement card for a collection of historic works by Beuys from Caroline Tisdall's personal collection one year on from the artist's sudden death. VG+.

JOSEPH BEUYS AUS DER SAMMLUNG VAN DER GRINTEN. 1988.

Leipzig: Galerie de Hochschule fur Grafik un Buchkunst, 1988
21 x 15cm, 4pp announcement card for a retrospective of works from a private collection, one painting reproduced in colour internally to the card. Slight damaged with close tears and handling creases.

JOSEPH BEUYS: EARLY DRAWINGS AND EDITIONED OBJECTS. 1988.

NYC: David Nolan Gallery, n.d. (188)
12.8 x 17.8cm, 2pp typographic design for a posthumous show of drawings and editions. VG+.

JOSEPH BEUYS (1921 – 1986). 1989.

Zurich: Galerie & Edition Schlegl, 1989
21 x 15cm, 4pp announcement for a posthumous show with a colour photographic portrait of Beuys on the front. VG+.

BITS & PIECES/WITCHES’ POINT. 1989.

NYC: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 1989
17.5 x 14cm, 2pp announcement card for a collection of historic works by Beuys from Caroline Tisdall's personal collection and additionally a related show of "poems and photographs" by Tisdall and Paul Van Vlissingen. One photograph of Beuys reproduced on the front. A mailed example with address label but VG+.

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JOSEPH BEUYS GRAFIK UND MULTIPLES. 1989.

Berlin: Galerie Fasanenstrasse, 1989
21 x 15cm, 8pp (single folded sheet) for a posthumous exhibition of multiples and other editions. The card opens to 60 x 21cm to create a poster for the show with an image of Beuys tying his shoes. VG+.

MUSEUM UND KIRCHE RELIGIOSE ASPEKTE MODERNER KUNST. 1991.

Duisburg: Wilhelm-Lemhbruck-Museum, 1991 14.8 x 10.5cm, 4pp invitation card for a group show showing Tisdall’s photograph of the Beuys Richtkräfte Aktion from 1975. VG+.

JOSEPH BEUYS MULTIPLIZIERTE KUNST. 1991.

Paderborn-Wewer: Wolfgang Puschel, 1991
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp announcement card for a posthumous show of Beuys editions. VG+.

JOSEPH BEUYS. 1993.

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+.