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Beuys 100, a unique Contemporary Art and Editions sale this June commemorating the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys

JOSEPH BEUYS 1921-1986 Sled 1969 Wooden sled, felt, belts, flashlight, fat, rope, and oil paint (brown cross). 91.4 x 43.2 x 34.3 cm (36 x 17 x 13 1/2 in.) Stamp numbered ’04’ on a plaque affixed to the sled (the edition was 50 and 5 hors commerce copies), published by Galerie René Block, Berlin. ESTIMATE £80,000 – 120,000

Phillips has announced Beuys 100, a unique Contemporary Art and Editions sale this June commemorating the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys. Featuring a broad spectrum of rare to market works Beuys 100 celebrates Beuys’ full range of techniques by including collages, prints, photographs, drawings, and most notably the artist’s vast range of editioned objects. Leading the sale is Beuys’ 1969 wooden Sled, an emergency survival kit which directly relates to Beuys’ own dramatic plane crash in the snow and subsequent rescue during the Second World War.The sale on 10 June presents a curated selection of works which commemorate the life and achievements of Joseph Beuys.

JOSEPH BEUYS 1921-1986 Paß für den Eintritt in die Zukunft (Passport for Entry into the Future) (S. 126), 1974 Graphite, on light writing paper, the full sheet. S. 42 x 29.7 cm (16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.) Signed and numbered 77/200 in pencil on the reverse, published by Modern Art Agency, Naples (with their inkstamp on the reverse), framed. ESTIMATE £1,000 – 1,500

“We are thrilled to offer such a varied group of Joseph Beuys works on an international stage at Phillips in London. Beuys as an artist remains relevant today and has stood the test of time, with solo and group shows of his work shown worldwide since the late 60s. In 2021 there will be celebrations around the world to mark Beuys’ 100th birthday and we are delighted to participate in commemorating his work this June. Phillips continues to be at the forefront of contemporary edition collecting, sourcing original and important works by masters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and creating curated sales such as Beuys 100.”

Anne Schneider-Wilson, Senior Specialist, Editions, said,
JOSEPH BEUYS 1921-1986 Wirtschaftswert Signiertusche (Economic Value Signature Ink) (S. 469), 1983 Block of Signiertusche ink in the original wrapper, with hand-written additions, and a glass pen, all contained in the original wooden box with printed artist’s name and title. box 14 x 21 x 5 cm (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.) Signed and numbered 32/50 in pencil on the wrapper, published by Edition Staeck, Heidelberg. ESTIMATE £1,500 – 2,000

BEUYS 100 London Auction 10th June 2021 30 Berkeley Square, London Viewing 3rd – 10th June phillips.com/BEUYS100

JOSEPH BEUYS 1921-1986 A.E.I.O.U, Difesa della natura (Defence of Nature) (S. 481), 1983 The pair of offset lithographs in colours, on wove paper, the full sheets. both S. 70.2 x 100 cm (27 5/8 x 39 3/8 in.) Signed and numbered 93/200 in pencil on one sheet (an edition of 200 was planned, only approximately 150 were realised, and 100 of those signed and numbered), co-published by Bruno Corà and Edizioni Lucrezia De Domizio, Pescara, both unframed. ESTIMATE £1,000 – 1,500

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