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Joseph Beuys Art

German, 1921-1986

Beuys was born in Krefeld, Germany in 1921. Several months after his birth, the family moved to Kleve, close to the German-Dutch border. His talent for drawing was immediately spotted, and he visited the studio of the Flemish painter Achilles Moorgat as a child, which he later cites as inspirational to his own desires to pursue a career as an artist. In 1936, Beuys became a member of the compulsory Hitler Youth, and after graduating from school in 1941 he volunteered for the Luftwaffe. He began military training under the tutelage of Heinz Sielmann, and simultaneously attended lectures in Biology and Zoology. In 1942, Beuys was stationed in the Crimea.
In 1944, Beuys’ plane crashed on the Crimean Front. Following this incident, Beuys was deployed to the Western Front, where in 1945 he was taken prisoner in Cuxhaven and bought to a British internment camp. He was released on the 5th of August, 1945, returning home to Kleve. Following his return home, Beuys joined the Kleve Artists Association, and enrolled in the Monumental Sculpture program at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts. In 1947, Beuys co-founded the artistic group Donnerstag-Gesellschaft which organized discussions, exhibitions, events and concerts between 1947 and 1950. In 1951, Beuys shared a studio with Erwin Heerich that he kept for three years until after his graduation. Beuys graduated as a master student in 1953, and throughout the 1950s, struggled to successfully live off the income his art was bringing in. In 1961, Beuys was appointed a professor at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1964, Beuys’ performance at the Technical College Aachen began his launch into public consciousness. The following year, Beuys held a solo exhibition at the Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf. Two years later, Beuys exhibited solo in Austria and Germany again, which he continued to do almost yearly throughout his career. In 1975-1976, Beuys represented Germany at the Venice Biennale. In 1979, Beuys held an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and represented Germany at the Venice Biennale once more in 1980. There was a retrospective held for Beuys in 1984 at the Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo. Notably, Beuys was given a retrospective at the Tate Modern, London in 2005 and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2008, and has been at the center of the international art scene since. Beuys is collected worldwide, including at the Galerie aKonzept, Berlin; the Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich; the Nohra Haime Gallery, New York; the Galerie Kluser, Munich; the Galerie Schwarzer, Dusseldorf; the Richard Saltoun Gallery, Londoon and the Plazzart Paris, France.

(Biography provided by Shapero Modern)
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Artist: Joseph Beuys
"Rose for Direct Democracy", Original multiple with signed certificate, vase
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Cologne, DE
Joseph Beuys (12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was one of the most influential German artists of the second half of the 20th century. He also was a teacher at the “Kunstakademie Düssel...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Joseph Beuys Art

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Glass

"Intuition", one of the first multiples, signed by Beuys, stamped by the editor
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Cologne, DE
Joseph Beuys (12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was one of the most influential German artists of the second half of the 20th century. He also was a teacher at the “Kunstakademie Düssel...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Joseph Beuys Art

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Metal

Joseph Beuys, In Ilverich roch es damals noch nach Gras - Fluxus, Signed Print
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Hamburg, DE
Joseph Beuys (German, 1921–1986) In Ilverich roch es damals noch nach Gras, 1981 Medium: Offset on paper Dimensions: 61.5 × 78.5 cm (24 1/5 × 30 9/10 in) Edition of 500: Hand signed ...
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20th Century Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Offset

Joseph Beuys - Schwelle, Fluxus, 1984, Signed Print, 20th Century Art
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Hamburg, DE
Joseph Beuys (German, 1921-1986) Schwelle, 1984 Medium: Relief etching with plate tone varying from impression to impression, on wove Dimensions: 39.4 x 53 cm (15 1/2 x 20 7/8 in) Ed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Etching

Institut for Cosmetic Surgery
By Joseph Beuys
Located in London, GB
Baked enamel on convex metal sheet, 1974, signed in black ball-point pen on the Edition Staeck label on the revers, from the numbered edition of 80, published by Edition Staeck, Heid...
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1970s Conceptual Joseph Beuys Art

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Metal, Enamel

Joseph Beuys - Aufbau, 1977, Conceptual Art, Fluxus, Modern Art, Signed Print
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Hamburg, DE
Joseph Beuys (German, 1921-1986) Title: Aufbau, 1977 Medium: Offset on grey cardboard, stamped Dimensions: 30.5 x 43 cm Edition of 100: Hand signed and numbered in pencil Publisher: ...
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20th Century Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Offset

Laßt Blumen sprechen (Let flowers speak)
By Joseph Beuys
Located in München, DE
In Beuys' opinion, man was a part of the cosmos, with the animals, plants and minerals as his brothers and sisters. He was therefore active - even in politics - in the protection of ...
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1970s Joseph Beuys Art

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Paper, Ink, Mixed Media

Stripes from the House of the Shaman (Hand Signed)
By Joseph Beuys
Located in New York, NY
Joseph Beuys Stripes from the House of the Shaman (Hand Signed), 1980 Offset lithograph hand signed by Joseph Beuys Boldly signed on the recto in graphite pencil by Joseph Beuys Publ...
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1980s Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Offset

Beuys & Warhol, New York 1979, photography by ZOA, one of nine signed by Warhol
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Cologne, DE
Joseph Beuys (12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was one of the most influential German artists of the second half of the 20th century. He also was a teacher at the “Kunstakademie Düssel...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Joseph Beuys Art

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

"Beuys in New York", photography ZOA at Guggenheim, signed by Beuys, one of ten
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Cologne, DE
Joseph Beuys (12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was one of the most influential German artists of the second half of the 20th century. He also was a teacher at the “Kunstakademie Düssel...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Joseph Beuys Art

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Photographic Paper, Black and White

Für Blinky, Conceptual Art, Fluxus, Modern Art, Neo-Dada, 20th Century Artist
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Hamburg, DE
Joseph Beuys (German, 1921-1986) Für Blinky, 1980 Medium: Screenprint and pencil on cardstock Dimensions: 84.5 x 59.4 cm (33.3 x 23.4 in) Edition of 140: Hand signed and numbered in ...
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20th Century Pop Art Joseph Beuys Art

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Screen

Initiation Gauloise, 1976, Conceptual Art, Contemporary Art, Modern Art
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Hamburg, DE
Joseph Beuys (German, 1921-1986) Initiation Gauloise, 1976 Medium: Lithograph in colors on card stock Dimensions: 55.3 x 75.7 cm (21 3/4 x 29 13/16 in) Edition of 185 + 15 unnumbered...
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20th Century Conceptual Joseph Beuys Art

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Lithograph

"Give me honey", original multiple, signed by Beuys, edition of 12
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Cologne, DE
Joseph Beuys (12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was one of the most influential German artists of the second half of the 20th century. He also was a teacher at the “Kunstakademie Düssel...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Joseph Beuys Art

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Metal

Vintage Beuys Poster - Galleria Art Center - Offset - 1985
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
Manifest - Galleria Art Center is an original offset artwork on paper realized by Galleria Art Center, Roma, in 1985. Original colored offset. Good condition and aged. Titled on ...
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1980s Joseph Beuys Art

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Paper, Offset

Partitura di Joseph Beuys - 1971 - Joseph Beuys - Vintage Original Catalogue
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
Original Title: Partitura di Joseph Beuys: la rivoluzione siamo noi = A score by Joseph Beuys: we are the revolution. Book-Interview by Achille Bonito Oliva. In-4º, bilingual text ...
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1970s Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Photographic Paper

Beuys Portrait - 1970s - Original Vintage b/w Photo
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
Beuys Portrait is an original black and white photograph representing a profile of the renowned German contemporary artist Joseph Beuys with his typical felt hat. This photo was very...
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1970s Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Photographic Paper

Difesa della Natura - 1980s - Joseph Beuys - Photo - Contemporary Art
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
Difesa Della Natura (Nature's Defence) is an original b/w photograph representing the indoor of the Marino Gallery (in Mignanelli Square, Rome) where Joseph Beuys' exhibition was hel...
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1980s Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Photographic Paper

The Shaman of Art - 1980s - Joseph Beuys - Photo - Contemporary Art
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
The Shaman of Art is an original black and white photograph representing the renowned German contemporary artist Joseph Beuys, with his typical felt hat and his hunter jacket, knelt ...
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1980s Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Photographic Paper

The Shaman of Art - 1980s - Joseph Beuys - Vintage Photo by Buby Durini
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
The Shaman of Art is an original black and white photograph representing the renowned German contemporary artist Joseph Beuys, with his typical felt hat and his hunter jacket, knelt ...
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1980s Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Photographic Paper

Beuys' Exhibition - Original Vintage Photo by Ruby Durini - 1084 ca.
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
Beuys' Exhibition is an original b/w photograph representing the indoor of the Marino Gallery (in Mignanelli Square, Rome) where Joseph Beuys' exhibition was held in the Eighty's. Th...
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1940s Conceptual Joseph Beuys Art

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Photographic Paper

Beuys Portrait - 1970s - Joseph Beuys - Photo - Contemporary Art
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
Beuys Portrait is an original black and white photograph representing a profile of the renowned German contemporary artist Joseph Beuys with his typical felt hat. This photo was very...
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1970s Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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Defence of Nature - 1980s - Joseph Beuys - Photo - Contemporary Art
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
Defence of Nature is an original b/w photograph representing the indoor of the Marino Gallery (in Mignanelli Square, Rome) where Joseph Beuys' exhibition was held. This photo was ver...
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1980s Contemporary Joseph Beuys Art

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"Capri Battery", one of the last multiples, signed by Beuys (114/200)
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Cologne, DE
Joseph Beuys (12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was one of the most influential German artists of the second half of the 20th century. He also was a teacher at the “Kunstakademie Düssel...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Joseph Beuys Art

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Iron

7000 Oak Trees - Original Vintage Photo by Buby Durini - 1984 ca.
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Roma, IT
7000 Querce (7000 Oaks) is an original b/w photograph representing the indoor of the Marino Gallery (in Mignanelli Square, Rome) where Joseph Beuys' exhibition was held in the Eighty...
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Operazione 7000 Eichen - Original Receipt by Joseph Beuys- 1984
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Vintage Beuys Poster - Galleria Art Center - Offset - 1985
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Operation 7000 Eichen - Original Receipt by Joseph Beuys - 1984 ca.
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Located in Winterswijk, NL
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The Shaman of Art - 1980s - Joseph Beuys - Photo - Contemporary Art
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Beuys Portrait - 1970s - Joseph Beuys - Photo - Contemporary Art
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Catalogue for Joseph Beuys: The Secret Block For a Secret Person In Ireland
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