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    Sale 5396

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    11 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 463

    Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)

    Erdmittelpunktelement Kreuzerscheinung (Nordlicht) Erdmittelpunktelement

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)
    Erdmittelpunktelement Kreuzerscheinung (Nordlicht) Erdmittelpunktelement
    signed, titled, indistinctly inscribed and dated 'Erdmittelpunktelement Kreuzerscheinung (Nordlicht) Erdmittelpunktelement Joseph Beuys 1958' (along the lower edge)
    pencil, oil and paper collage on paper
    15 5/8 x 11 7/8in. (39.7 x 30.2cm.)
    Executed in 1958


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    The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Eva Beuys.

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    Provenance

    Galerie Erhard Klein, Bonn.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Post Lot Text

    "To make people free is the aim of art, therefore art for me is the science of freedom."

    Joseph Beuys