Here we offer an extensive and significant collection of over 360 announcement cards, invite cards, publicity cards, announcement leaflets and other postcards by Joseph Beuys.
The collection currently consists of 324 cards and documents from July 1964 to artist’s unexpected death in January 1986 and a number of additional posthumous cards. The vast majority of these cards are directly related to solo exhibitions – of which Beuys had around 180 during his life time – hence this is a large proportion of all the Beuys invitation cards issued.
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+