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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.

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+.

7000 EICHEN.

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.

TERREMOTO IN PALAZZO. 1995.

London: Tate Gallery,1995
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp artist's postcard with a image of the Beuys installation "Earthquake in the Palazzo" from 1981. Verso museum details. VG+.

BITTET ZUM. 1999.

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+.

JOSEPH BEUYS. SIGNED POSTERS. 2000.

Tokyo: Gallery 360 (degrees), 2000
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp announcement card for a posthumous show of signed posters by Beuys one such poster reproduced on the front. VG+.

JOSEPH BEUYS TH AACHEN. 2004.

Hamburg: Multiple Box, 20014
10.5 x 15cm, postcard with an image of Beuys playing the piano during the 24 Studen aktion in Aachen in 1964. VG+.

JOSEPH BEUYS – A COLOURFUL WORLD. 2011.

Munich: Schellmann Art, 2011
21 x 15cm, 4pp announcement card for a posthumous exhibition of works from the period 1970 - 1986. Two works reproduced in colour including a vitrine and one drawing. VG+.

JAJAJA. ANDY WARHOL, JOSEPH BEUYS. 2011.

Moyland: Museum Schloss Moyland, 2011
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp announcement for a posthumous show of works by the two artists. One portrait of Beuys by Warhol reproduced on the front. VG+.

ON THE ROAD TO MEIKLE SEGGIE. 2013.

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+

OBJEKT ZUM SCHMIEREN UND DREHEN. 2017.

London: Sotherby's, 2017
15 x 21cm, 2pp announcement for an auction which included the title work reproduced on the front. VG+.
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JOSEPH BEUYS SCULPTURE AND EARLY DRAWINGS. 2017.

London: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2017 15 x 21cm, 2pp announcement card for a posthumous show - one work "Zwei Frauen" from 1955 reproduced on the front, verso gallery details. VG+.