Joseph Beuys

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Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2006 - Art - 183 pages
This sampler explores three Joseph Beuys works in three media: the collection of drawings, K lner Mappeor Cologne Portfolio; the sculptural object "T r," or "Door;" and an environment, "Basisraum Nasse W sche," literally "Basic Room Wet Laundry." The Cologne Portfoliois an unusually broad, privately assembled group of 64 Beuys drawings made between 1945 and 1973, put together by a Cologne collector and later brought to Vienna's Museum of Modern Art. "T r," 1954-56, is a burnt door to which Beuys applied a heron's skull and a rabbit pelt. The installation piece, "Basisraum Nasse W sche," was created in 1979 for two Viennese exhibitions, and has traveled to several venues over the years. Photo documentation of its various presentations shows how very much each exhibition space has impacted this important Beuys environment.

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Wolfgang Drechsler 16 Die Tür zum erweiterten Kunstbegriff
Kölner Mappe 64 Zeichnungen von 1945 bis 1973
Doris Leutgeb 126 Zur Geschichte von Basisraum Nasse Wäsche

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About the author (2006)

The German-born artist Joseph Beuys, who lived from 1921 to 1986, was a painter, sculptor and performance artist, as well as a professor at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf. One of the most significant and influential artists of the twentieth century, he saw himself as the architect of a revolutionary type of poetry whose language arose from "poor" objects--from a strict reduction to the essential.

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