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Joseph BEUYS

Germany 1921 – 1986

Painting version 1-90 1976

  • #80 from a series of 90 different originals
Creation Notes: created in 1975, but the edition was not published until 1976
paintings, multiple, oil paint and butter on paper
Technique: oil paint and butter on paper
Support: Arches BFK Rives wove paper
Impression: 80/90
Edition: no.80 from an edition of 90
Publisher: Verlag Schellmann & Klüser
Place Published: Munich
Date Published: 1976
Edition Notes: Edition of 90, with small number of artist's copies, including 12 without inscriptions, and with estate stamp
Primary Insc: Inscribed recto, l.l., pencil, "Joseph Beuys / Painting Version 80"..
Secondary Insc: Inscribed verso, pencil, in German "2 Schafsköpfe (Loch) 1961 1975" [2 sheep heads (Hole)].
75.5 h x 55.9 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Documented and illustrated in J. Schellmann, Joseph Beuys: the multiples (Munich: Edition Schellmann, 1997) pp. 454-55, pp. 513
Gift of Dr K. David G. Edwards (Ret.), from the David and Margery Edwards New York Art Collection 2005
Accession No: NGA 2005.427
© Joseph Beuys/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy
Provenance:
  • the artist;
  • from whom bought at Robert Feldman Fine Art, New York, 1982, by Margery and David Edwards, March 1982, for their art collection;
  • given by Dr. K. David G. Edwards, Ret., M.D., B.S., (U. Syd), F.R.A.C.P., F.A.A.C.B.; Assoc. Prof. of Med., Weill Medical College of U. of Cornell, and Assoc. Prof. of Med., Rockefeller U.; Research Associate (Reader) Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (P. & S.), Assoc. Attending Physician Clinical Physiology and Renal Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA, through the American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia to the National Gallery of Australia, August, 2005, cat.no.8.